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Title:
DK complete sailing manual
Author:
Sleight, Steve.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., 1999.
Physical Description:
320 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780789446060
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This beautifully illustrated manual provides concise, step-by-step instructions that cover all aspects of sailing for learners at all levels.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
The Joy of Sailingp. 8
Introductionp. 10
First Essentialsp. 18
Safety Afloatp. 20
Parts of a Boatp. 22
Essential Equipmentp. 28
How Boats Sailp. 30
Main Controlsp. 32
Points of Sailingp. 34
Handling Ropesp. 36
Oars and Paddlesp. 40
Moving Small Boatsp. 42
Staying Clear of Othersp. 44
Weather Basicsp. 46
Inland or Sea?p. 48
Sailing Dinghiesp. 50
Choosing a Dinghyp. 52
Protective Dinghy Gearp. 54
Rigging the Boatp. 56
Reefing a Dinghyp. 62
Helmsman and Crewp. 64
Turning Forcesp. 66
Going Afloatp. 70
Launching the Boatp. 72
Basic Techniquesp. 74
Tackingp. 78
Jibingp. 82
Sailing a Coursep. 86
From and to the Shorep. 90
Mooring and Anchoringp. 96
Capsize Recoveryp. 98
Man Overboardp. 102
Stowing After Sailingp. 104
Advanced Dinghy Sailingp. 106
High-performance Dinghiesp. 108
Improving your Techniquep. 110
Sailing Exercisesp. 114
Using Trapezesp. 116
Tacking and Jibingp. 118
Spinnakersp. 122
Trimming Spinnakersp. 128
Single-handed Sailingp. 130
Catamaransp. 132
Sailing Catamaransp. 134
Tuning your Boatp. 138
Rough-weather Sailingp. 142
Racingp. 144
Cruiser Sailingp. 146
Starting to Cruisep. 148
Choosing a Cruiserp. 150
Cruiser Designp. 152
Rigs and Sailsp. 154
Above Deckp. 156
Down Belowp. 158
Protection Afloatp. 162
Cruiser Ropeworkp. 166
Basic Sail Skillsp. 170
Preparing to Sailp. 176
Handling your Cruiserp. 178
Tacking and Jibingp. 180
Sail Balancep. 182
Reducing Sail Areap. 184
Increasing Sail Areap. 186
Handling Under Powerp. 192
Alongside Berthsp. 194
Marina Berthsp. 200
Rafting Alongsidep. 204
Berthing Bow- or Stern-top. 206
Pile Mooringsp. 208
Mooring and Anchoringp. 210
Passage Makingp. 216
Avoiding Collisionsp. 218
Running Agroundp. 220
Man-overboard Recoveryp. 222
Sailing at Nightp. 224
Sailing in Fogp. 226
Rough-weather Sailingp. 228
Navigationp. 230
Starting to Navigatep. 232
Chartsp. 234
The Compassp. 236
Plotting Equipmentp. 238
Navigation Instrumentsp. 240
Buoyagep. 242
Pilotagep. 244
Tides and Tidal Streamsp. 246
Shaping a Coursep. 250
Plotting a Positionp. 252
Fixing a Positionp. 254
Passage Skillsp. 258
Weatherp. 260
Causes of Weatherp. 262
Weather Systemsp. 264
Daily Changesp. 268
The Effects of the Landp. 270
Stormsp. 272
Fogp. 274
Forecastingp. 276
Beaufort Wind Scalep. 278
Practical Boat Carep. 280
The Hullp. 282
Deck and Rigp. 284
The Interiorp. 286
Electronicsp. 288
Plumbingp. 290
Enginesp. 292
Running Repairsp. 294
Staying Safep. 296
Emergency Repairsp. 298
Distress Signalsp. 302
Abandoning Shipp. 304
First Aidp. 306
Glossaryp. 310
Indexp. 314
Acknowledgmentsp. 320