Sailing for Kids is aimed at children aged 8-15 who are taking their first steps into the fantastic world of sailing. Packed full of colour photographs and diagrams, this straightforward and easy-to-understand guide is the perfect introduction to the sport. It is based on the Optimist dinghy, which is the most popular children's sailing dinghy worldwide, and endorsed by the UK Optimist Class Association. Topics covered include what to wear, setting up the boat, sailing and safety. For those who want to go further, there are also tips on sailing faster and preparing to race.
Tim Davison is a highly experienced sailor. He has been Laser (Masters) European and National Champion and British Moth National Champion. He is the author of over 10 sailing books, including the best-selling Laser Book and Racing: A Beginner's Guide.Steve Kibble is a keen sailor who was heavily involved in the Optimist Class' administration and training for several years.
Foreword; 1. Parts of the boat; 2. Rigging; 3. Your first sail; 4. Launching; 5. Reaching; 6. Beating; 7. Running; 8. Sailing a circular course; 9. Landing; 10. Safety; 11. How the wind moves your boat; 12. Knots; 13. The rules; 14. How to go faster; 15. What's next?