The Sailing Bible: The Complete Guide for All Sailors, from Novice to Expert

The Sailing Bible: The Complete Guide for All Sailors, from Novice to Expert

by Jeremy Evans, Pat Manley, Barrie Smith
     
 

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"Sailing is a popular sport and this book is a very comprehensive treatment of the subject.... This reviewer was impressed by the constant stress the authors place on safety at sea. Photographs always show sailors in appropriate yachting safety gear and almost every paragraph mentions some aspect of maritime safety.... Experienced sailors as well as novices will

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"Sailing is a popular sport and this book is a very comprehensive treatment of the subject.... This reviewer was impressed by the constant stress the authors place on safety at sea. Photographs always show sailors in appropriate yachting safety gear and almost every paragraph mentions some aspect of maritime safety.... Experienced sailors as well as novices will find instruction in this book.... This title is recommended for general reference collections."
—American Reference Books Annual

The most recent National Survey on Recreation and the Environment found that 10.3 million Americans participate in sailing. US Sailing has 40,000 amateur members and Americans have long excelled in the Olympics and in international races.

The Sailing Bible is a comprehensive handbook for all sailors, whatever their experience. It takes novice sailors from learning the anatomy of their boat to handling emergencies while experienced sailors get sound advice and expert tips that will improve their skills, safety and enjoyment on the water.

Jam-packed with vital data, step-by-step instructions, explanatory diagrams and lively action photos, The Sailing Bible is thorough, user-friendly and appropriate for all sailboats. Organized progressively from learning to sail to navigation and boat maintenance, the authors cover everything sailors must know to get the most out of the sport.

Topics include:

  • Dinghies and yachts
  • Cruising and racing
  • Launching, helming, trapezing and capsizing
  • Racing techniques and tactics
  • Buoys, tides, charts and navigation
  • Anchoring and marina berthing
  • Knots, ropes and flags
  • Boat etiquette and seamanship
  • Safety and emergencies and much more.

The Sailing Bible is the most comprehensive guide to the exciting sport of sailing. It is an ideal choice as a reference to keep onboard, as a resource in preparation for certification or as a practical gift for a new sailor of any age.

Editorial Reviews

Yachting Monthly
Review for the U.K. edition: Lavishly illustrated, sharp photography a first-class introductory text.
Good Times
[Review of hardcover edition:] It's no secret that I love to sail, and if you've ever wanted to learn more about boating but didn't know where to start, this book will steer you in the right direction.
American Reference Books Annual - Ralph Lee Scott
[Review of hardcover edition:] Sailing is a popular sport and this book is a very comprehensive treatment of the subject. Topics covered include: starting out; learning to sail; dinghy sailing; cruising; navigation; weather; maintenance; and safety as sea. The volume is well illustrated with color photographs [and] this reviewer was impressed by the constant stress the authors place on safety at sea. Photographs always show sailors in appropriate yachting safety gear and almost every paragraph mentions some aspect of maritime safety.... Experienced sailors as well as novices will find instruction in this book and at times...the level of detail becomes very basic. Remembering these basic concepts can sometimes make the difference on the open sea. This title is recommended for general reference collections.
Latitudes and Attitudes - John Karl
[Review of hardcover edition:] From tender to yacht to dinghy, this book covers it all... This is a true sailor's companion.
Northeast Boating - Joe Myerson
[Review of hardcover edition:] This beautifully illustrated guidebook covers everything from dinghy sailing to emergency management.
www.sailers.co.uk
Review for the U.K. edition: This is a book I would recommend to anyone from novice to day skipper. At [this price] you are going to have to look very hard to find such a large amount of expert advice and information concentrated in such a reasonable space.
Ontario Sailor
[Review of hardcover edition:] This book, filled with full-colour photographs and illustrations, is ideal for those getting into sailing. It covers many topics... and gives the novice an idea of pretty much everything to do with sailing.
American Reference Books Annual
A very comprehensive treatment of the subject.... Experienced sailors as well as novices will find instruction ... Recommended.
— Ralph Lee Scott
Northeast Boating
This beautifully illustrated guidebook covers everything from dinghy sailing to emergency management.
— Joe Myerson
sailers.co.uk
Review for the U.K. edition:

This is a book I would recommend to anyone from novice to day skipper. At [this price] you are going to have to look very hard to find such a large amount of expert advice and information concentrated in such a reasonable space.

Latitudes and Attitudes
From tender to yacht to dinghy, this book covers it all... This is a true sailor's companion.
— John Karl

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770850316
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
02/03/2014
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,066,558
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jeremy Evans writes sailing books for the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and also writes for Yachting Monthly and Yachts and Yachting magazines.

Pat Manley is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and a member of the Yachting Journalists Association. He has written several books on boat maintenance and is a regular contributor to Practical Boat Owner magazine.

Barrie Smith is an RYA Yachtmaster who has skippered or crewed on numerous yacht delivery trips and long distance races.

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