The Sailor's Handbook

The Sailor's Handbook

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by Halsey Herreshoff
     
 

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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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071480925
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
224
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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Holly_Snowe More than 1 year ago
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.