For anyone learning to sail in either dinghies or yachts, this book
is easy to read with lively colour illustrations. This is a no-nonsense
guide for beginners of all ages and is valuable as a back-up to sailing
courses or for anyone learning to sail with a friend. It covers how to
start sailing, the different kinds of boats you will sail in, various
parts of a boat, rigging and launching a dinghy, getting going in a
yacht, how a boat sails, handling ropes and tying knots, the effect of
the tide, the weather, living aboard a yacht and what is on a chart, as
well as steering the boat and GPS navigation.
`A useful first introduction' The Little Ship
`An ideal book for the absolute beginner... a no-nonsense primer' Kelvin Hughes
For almost all his life, Basil Mosenthal has sailed all over the world. The author of several bestselling books for Adlard Coles Nautical, he has a talent for explaining, very simply, subjects that may at first seem rather complicated. Recent books include Young Sailor, Learn to Navigate, Learning the Rule of the Road, The Powerboater's Guide, Learning to Crew, Getting Afloat, Test Yourself on the Rule of the Road.