Learning to Sail: The Annapolis Sailing School Guide for Young Sailors of All Ages

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This book is about learning to sail. It follows the techniques perfected at the world-famous Annapolis Sailing School, where thousands of people just like you have learned to take tiller in hand and harness the wind. You'll learn your way around a boat—what its parts are called, what they do, and how to use them to ride the wind wherever you want to go.

Read this book, spend some time on a boat, and practice your new skills, and pretty soon you'll be a sailor, one of a select ...

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Overview

This book is about learning to sail. It follows the techniques perfected at the world-famous Annapolis Sailing School, where thousands of people just like you have learned to take tiller in hand and harness the wind. You'll learn your way around a boat—what its parts are called, what they do, and how to use them to ride the wind wherever you want to go.

Read this book, spend some time on a boat, and practice your new skills, and pretty soon you'll be a sailor, one of a select group of people who think there's nothing finer than hiking out to windward in a close-hauled dinghy—racing against friends or a neighboring sailing club, or alone and just for the fun of it.

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Editorial Reviews

Rhode Island Boating
''For years, sailing enthusiasts have been searching for a book that will teach their kids to sail without putting them in a stupor or overwehlm them with technical jargon and details. Now comes an accessible, engaging sailing book written specifically for young people.''
Sailing
''.#.#.Best for the first time sailors.''
Rhode Island Boating
&'grave;For years, sailing enthusiasts have been searching for a book that will teach their kids to sail without putting them in a stupor or overwehlm them with technical jargon and details. Now comes an accessible, engaging sailing book written specifically for young people.''
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070240148
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 482,355
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

In her 15 years as sailing instructor at the Annapolis Sailing School, Di Goodman has taught more young people to sail than anyone else in the U.S. Ian Brodie is Washington correspondent for The Times of London, and the father of one very satisfied graduate of Di's sailing program. Joan B. Machinchick's fine illustrations and graphic art are known throughout the Chesapeake Bay sailing community.

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionYour BoatBalancing the BoatSails and MastsRiggingRudders, Centerboards, and DaggerboardsRigging ChecklistSafe and SoundWhat to TakeWhat to WearSafety ChecklistUnderwayFinding the WindPreparing to Leave the DockFinding the Correct TackLeaving the DockSteering and Sail TrimSteeringTrimming the SailsHow Does Wind Power Your Sails? Locating the Edge of the No-sail ZonePoints of Sail, or "Where Am I in Relation to the Wind?"The Three Main Points of SailMore Points of SailTrimming and the Points of SailWhat Does a Telltale Tell? Turning AroundComing AboutJibingTacking Upwind, Jibing DownwindHow Not to Go Full Circle and Other HintsHeelingEmergenciesCapsizing"Crew Overboard!"ThunderstormsLightningFogPractice for the UnexpectedComing Home and Other TopicsSailing to a MooringDockingBeaching Your BoatPaddlingPutting Your Boat to BedTides and CurrentsNautical Rules of the Road"What Kind of Boat is That?"Modern SailingWhat Next? Appendix: TraileringGlossary/Index

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