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Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Sailing
     

Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Sailing

by John Vigor, Thomas Payne (Illustrator), Don Casey (Foreword by)
 

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Aimed at sailboat owners of all kinds, this reference book contains 200 entries packed with solid practical advice and valuable tips. Each entry is categorized alphabetically and prefaced by an arresting statement such as "People always lie about how fast their boats are." The reference format offers readers the opportunity to open the book at any page and browse

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Aimed at sailboat owners of all kinds, this reference book contains 200 entries packed with solid practical advice and valuable tips. Each entry is categorized alphabetically and prefaced by an arresting statement such as "People always lie about how fast their boats are." The reference format offers readers the opportunity to open the book at any page and browse endlessly. Cartoons by SAIL Magazine cartoonist Tom Payne enliven the text. A comprehensive appendix covers some 50 technical topics.

Editorial Reviews

Sailing
...it is always interesting and very readable.
The Ensign
Filled with practical advice, this book is a winner.
Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Vigor, who's written for several boating magazines, has brought his experience and sense of humor to bear on the less than ideal experiences of sailing—and he's even alphabetized them...It's fun to page through and you just might learn a thing or two.
Good Old Boat
This book is easy to read. It imparts some very valuable information in a fun package.
Latitudes & Attitudes
This is a great reference book for those just entering the world of sailing, and entertaining.
From the Publisher
"Vigor, who's written for several boating magazines, has brought his experience and sense of humor to bear on the less than ideal experiences of sailing—and he's even alphabetized them...It's fun to page through and you just might learn a thing or two."—Soundings

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574092110
Publisher:
Sheridan House, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
239,167
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

John Vigor is a former managing editor of Sea Magazine and the copy editor for Good Old Boat Magazine. He has contributed numerous articles and photos to Cruising World, Sail, Yachting World, Good Old Boat, Practical Boat Owner, and many other maritime publications. He is also the author of eleven sailing books, including The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating, Boatowners' Handbook and Small Boat to Freedom.. He lives with his family in Bellingham, Washington.

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