The racing rules bible, completely updated for the latest 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing. You don't have to know all the rules off by heart, but you do need to know your rights and obligations on the water - the rules can be looked up afterwards. This book takes you through the key situations that occur repeatedly on the race course showing, from the point of view of each boat in turn, what you may, must, or cannot do. Color diagrams throughout ensure concepts are easily understood. The book also contains the new Racing Rules of Sailing in full, with all the Appendices. The latest rule changes are highlighted, along with their impact on you as a sailor. The Rules in Practice has been the racing rules bible for over 30 years, written by Bryan Willis who is an acknowledged rules expert.
The Dinghy Bible is the complete, user-friendly, hands-on manual packed with detailed step-by-step diagrams, lively action photos, and helpful advice on getting the most out of dinghy sailing whatever your skill level. Whether just learning the basics or wanting tips on sailing with the best, this is the book that provides all the answers in an easily accessible visual presentation. It's all here! - Choosing your dinghy - Launching, helming, trapezing and capsizing - Racing tips, techniques and tactics - Knots and ropes - Sailing etiquette - Rules of the road, safety and emergencies - Boat maintenance and repairs - Trailer maintenance - and much more... The Dinghy Bible is an ideal companion to enjoyable sailing for every skill level. Praise for The Sailing Bible: 'A first-class introductory text' - Yachting Monthly 'It's a beautifully designed book, with glossy photos, diagrams and clear text, and a great read whether you're just starting out or looking to improve your skills' - Practical Boat Owner
A Manual of Sailboat Racing Tactics and Strategies
Author: Michael Huck
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
No other recreation combines so many elements--speed, tactics, strategy, timing, execution--and penalizes a failure in any one of these so brutally as sailboat racing. Successful racing depends on putting all elements together, and the winning mix changes with each new leg of the race.Around the Buoys looks at the racecourse leg by leg, buoy rounding by buoy rounding, gathering together the relevant strategic, tactical, boatspeed, and rule considerations where they apply, and showing how they interrelate. Each chapter ends with a question-and-answer section that targets the concerns of beginners. This logically and holistically organized manual is both a primer and a refresher for racing sailors that covers both one-design and handicap racing.
The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, with over 150 line drawings and photographs. Written by America’s foremost instructional authority, the new edition of Sailing Fundamentals combines the training programs of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association, it is also used in the programs of many yacht clubs, colleges, and sailing groups. Unlike most introductory sailing books, which reflect the biases and idiosyncrasies of their authors, Sailing Fundamentals has been extensively pretested by ASA professional instructors to ensure that it offers the fastest, easiest, most systematic way to learn basic sailing and basic coastal cruising. This book covers every aspect of beginning sailing—from hoisting sail to docking and anchoring—and specifically prepares the learner to qualify for sailing certification according to international standards. Widely acclaimed author Gary Jobson has won several major races, including the 1977 America’s Cup victory as tactician aboard Courageous. He was head sailing coach at the US Naval Academy, and has conducted sailing clinics across the country.
An essential reference book for sailing enthusiasts, now in its fourth edition with a foreword by quadruple Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie. Learn the basics of sailing, master navigation, and maintain your boat with The Complete Sailing Manual, written by instructor and former British national champion Steve Sleight. This authoritative text has clear, annotated diagrams and photographs that answer questions about any sailing situation with thorough coverage of all aspects of sailing and boat ownership. Look up how to rig a dinghy, tie basic knots, or save someone who fell overboard. Revised and updated to include the latest developments in equipment, safety, and activities, including foiling, long-distance cruising, and high-speed, apparent wind-sailing, and newest technology such as modern performance systems and electronic navigation. All rules, regulations, and best practices are also up to date. From the novice to the experienced sailor, The Complete Sailing Manual is the perfect book for anyone interested in sailing.
A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society ...
Author: Florence Hartley
The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, And Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the by Florence Hartley, first published in 1872, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.
Tuiga, Mariquita, Cambria, Shamrock, Eleonora, Zaca, Moonbeam, Lulworth, Sunshine, Partridge, Altair, Nan, Marilee, and Bona Fide: these are the majestic sailing yachts of legend presented in this lavishly illustrated volume. Featuring dazzling photographs by the renowned yachtsman and photojournalist Gilles Martin-Raget, this stunning tribute captures the original splendor of these fourteen recently restored boats. Readers feel as though they are traversing the globe with the crew as great action photography depicts the palpable excitement on board. From Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts to the Great Barrier Reef, Martin-Raget's striking scenes range from leisurely cruises past the villages of St. Tropez to close encounters between racing yachts during international regattas. Below deck, his images of the boats' impressive interiors offer a peak at the luxury accommodations. Complimenting the photographs, detailed architectural drawings reveal the structures of these fabled vessels. In this unprecedented documentation of these boats' storied past and recent transformations, author Francois Chevalier recounts each yacht's compelling, and often eccentric, history, from construction and restoration to anecdotal tales of regattas won and lost. In addition to covering racing records and sailing itineraries, there are also tales about such celebrities as Grace Kelly aboard Moonbeam on her honeymoon and Zaca's forays as a marine biology research vessel. Those interested in boat restoration will find the step-by-step details of each yacht's renovation highly informative. A glossary of sailing terms rounds out the coverage. With a foreword and lively captions by ESPN Sailing Analyst Gary Jobson, this book is essential for sailing enthusiasts, boat lovers, or anyone who enjoys viewing an elegant yacht on the open sea. Classic Yachts captures the spirit and beauty of a glorious tradition and offers a breathtaking celebration of an epic pastime.