Multihull Cruising Fundamentals: The Official American Sailing Association Guide to Cruising Multihulls

Multihull Cruising Fundamentals: The Official American Sailing Association Guide to Cruising Multihulls

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070016330
Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications
Publication date: 08/01/1997
Pages: 119
Product dimensions: 8.48(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range: 8 Years

About the Author


Rick White has graduated more than 2000 students since 1989 through his Rick White's Sailing Seminars, including two Olympic medalists, ten Olympic team sailors, five national champions thirty divisional champions, and innumerable club champions. He has written four "how-to" books and numerous magazine articles on multihull sailing.

Table of Contents

Chapters 1 through 4: Trailerable Multihulls

Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted

Sailing Knowledge

Topside Orientation

Climbing Aboard

Topside Construction

Decks

Rigging

Steering

Cabins

Stability

Sailing Skills

Getting it in the Water

Backing the Trailer

Launching

Mast Stepping

Unfolding a Trimaran

Chapter 2: Getting Started

Sailing Knowledge

Stowage Aboard

A Closer Look

Cockpit & Deck Area

Sailplans

Rigs

The Mainsail

Headsails

Mainsheets

Mainsheet Travelers

Outhauls

Jib Sheets

Jib and Screacher Sheet Tracks

Spinnaker Sheets and Guys

Barberhaulers

Downhaul or Cunningham

Marking Sheets

Daggerboard and Centerboards

Sailing Skills

Engine Starting

Propeller Forces

Outboard Motor Starting Procedure

Leaving a Dock

Maneuvering

Person Overboard Drill

Approaching Parallel to a Dock

Stopping the Engine

Chapter 3: Under Sail

Sailing Knowledge

Shallow Draft Sailing

Pros and Cons of Deep Draft, Shoal Draft and Boards

Effects of Windage

Sailing Skills

Sailing Close Hauled

A Close Reach

Beam Reach

Broad Reach and Running

Jibing

Back to Close Hauled

Tacking

Sailing Drills

Staying on a Compass Course

Chapter 4: Cruising

Sailing Knowledge

Capsizing

Prevention: The Best Cure

HeavyWeather Sailing

Tactics

Heaving-to

Rafting at Anchor

Sailing Skills

Man Overboard

The Quick Stop

The Quick Stop Drill

Figure 8 Return

Reefing

Heave-to

Anchoring

Anchoring/towing Bridle

Getting Set

Additional Anchoring Techniques

Beaching

Chapters 5 through 8: Cruising Catamarans

Chapter 5: Getting Acquainted

Sailing Knowledge

Nomenclature

Decks

Stability

Auxiliary Power Option

Sailing Skills

Engine Starting

Casting-off With a Stern Wind

Casting-off With a Strong But Favorable Wind

Leaving a Dock With Wind Blowing You Onto It

Chapter 6: Getting Started

Sailing Knowledge

Basic Concepts of Multihulls and Performance Features

Ship's Systems, The Cockpit and Deck Area

Sailplans

Rigs

Daggerboards and Centerboards

Tacking and Turning

Turning Under Power

Tying to a Dock

Sailing Skills

Maneuvering

Understanding Twin Screws

Practice Makes Perfect

Stopping at a Fixed Marker Upwind Exercise

Downwind Stopping Exercise

Shifting Caution

Cross-wind Stopping Exercise

Leeway Exercise

Turning Radius Exercise

Backing on a Straight Line

Person Overboard

Landing Parallel to a Dock

Person Overboard Drill Under Power

Stopping Beside a Leeward Dock

Stopping Beside a Windward Dock

Chapter 7: Under Sail

Sailing Knowledge

Shallow Draft Sailing

Cruise Planning and the Shoal-Draft Catamaran

Effects of Windage

Weight: Carrying and Stowing Gear

Sailing Skills

Rigging and Sailing

Jibing Sequence

Jibing

Tacking

Maintaining a Compass Course

Sailing Drills

Figure 8 Practice

Observing Sail Power

Chapter 8: Cruising

Sailing Knowledge

Safety

Heavy Weather Sailing

Capsizing

Sea Anchors

The Galley

Sailing Skills

Crew Overboard

Reefing

Reefing Drill

Heave-to

Anchoring

Anchor Bridles

Two Anchor Systems

Emergency Tiller

Emergency Tiller Exercise

Dinghies

Conclusion

Appendices:

Appendix A: Chapter Questions

Appendix B: Question Answers

Appendix C: Glossary

Appendix D: Bibliography

Index

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