The Sailor's Handbook

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Learn the theory and practice of sailing from a leading naval architect and

America’s Cup winner

In this handsome full-color digest of sailing lore and

technique, one of the world’s preeminent sailors and

an all-star cast of contributors provide clear, authoritative guidance on every aspect of the sport. The Sailor's Handbook helps you choose and outfit a sailboat, and it ...

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Overview

Learn the theory and practice of sailing from a leading naval architect and

America’s Cup winner

In this handsome full-color digest of sailing lore and

technique, one of the world’s preeminent sailors and

an all-star cast of contributors provide clear, authoritative guidance on every aspect of the sport. The Sailor's Handbook helps you choose and outfit a sailboat, and it provides expert instruction in seamanship and safety, mooring and anchoring, navigation and meteorology, first aid and survival, knots and ropes, and more. Perfect for on-board reference and at-home

study, the book also includes a survey of

the world's top cruising grounds.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071480925
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 567,347
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Halsey Herreshoff, one of the world’s foremost

naval architects, is a lifelong cruising and racing sailor who navigated Courageous to victory in the 1974 America’s Cup.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Best sailing primer I've seen yet!

    My husband is a great sailor, Florida born, who would love to retire on the water someday. I was raised in North Dakota and have only seen the ocean a dozen times in my life. This book was excellent for both of us! It gave him a refresher in sailing basics, and I got the perfect introduction to the types of a boat, parts of the boat, how the wind behaves and how a sailboat can harness it's awesome power. The illustrations are top notch, very informative and easy to navigate. I found myself flipping ahead to see whatever thing I was learning about from different angles. This is the most comprehensive how-to guide on any subject that I've ever used.

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