The Blue Book of Sailing

The Blue Book of Sailing

by Adam Cort

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071547994
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 05/07/2009
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,302,206
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Adam Cort is a former editor and regular contributor to Sailing magazine and the coauthor with Richard Stearns of the widely acclaimed Getting Started in Sailboat Racing. Adam is a lifelong sailor, has cruised extensively, and has sailed and raced dinghies, maxis, and most boats in between.


Table of Contents

1.Knowing the Angles

2.How to Make a Sailboat Go Where You Want It To

3.How to See the Wind

4.Catching the Wind, or Why Sails Are Curved

5.Steering with Your Sails

6.The Anatomy of a Rope

7.The Anatomy of a Knot

8.The Simple Secrets of Docking Under Sail

9.The Simple Secrets of Docking Under Power

10.Reading a Sail Plan Drawing

11.Keels and Rudders

12.Why Sailboats Don’t (Usually) Tip Over

13.Design Ratios and Boat Speed

14.The Nuts and Bolts of Design Ratios

15.Sailing Faster Using Telltales

16.Leaving a Dock Using Spring lines

17.Handling Heavy Weather

18.Why Sails Are Shaped Like Triangles

19.Why So Many Boats Have Two Sails

20.Tuning the Rig

21.What Makes a Good Boat

22.How Modern Boats Are Built

23.Keeping from Running Aground

24.Where Are We?

25.How Racing Tactics and Strategies Can Make You a Better Sailor

26.The Art of Avoiding Emergencies and the Tao of Handling Them

27.Why We Sail

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