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Fundamentals of Sailing, Cruising, and Racing - Steve Colgate

Fundamentals of Sailing, Cruising, and Racing

Hardcover Published: 17th March 1996
ISBN: 9780393038118
Number Of Pages: 384

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Stephen Colgate, the founder and president of the Offshore Sailing School, removes the mystery of sailing and reduces the techniques to basic, simple principles. He instructs the reader on all matters from how sails work under various conditions to night sailing and piloting, tactical problems and heavy-weather racing, emergencies, safety, boat control, and all other fundamentals. This edition contains the latest technological advances in equipment, and the newest rules, regulations, and strategies that are critical to safe and pleasurable time on the water. The result is a superior resource that is an absolute must for all sailors.

Prefacep. 11
Author's Notep. 12
Fundamentals of Sailing
General Terminologyp. 17
Starting Outp. 30
The Points of Sailingp. 39
Controlling Your Sailboatp. 51
The Whys of Sailingp. 59
More Efficient Sailingp. 72
Gaining Sailing Proficiencyp. 96
Right-Of-Wayp. 106
Fundamentals of Cruising
Basicsp. 115
Distance Cruisingp. 179
Fundamentals of Racing
Preparationp. 232
The Startp. 236
Special Startsp. 250
Sail Shape and Controlp. 255
Racing Rulesp. 278
Tacticsp. 288
Windp. 314
The Spinnakerp. 319
Racing in Various Wind Conditionsp. 357
Currentp. 368
Sailing Attitudesp. 373
Answers to Test Questionsp. 376
Indexp. 378
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780393038118
ISBN-10: 0393038114
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 17th March 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 20.96  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.99
Edition Number: 1

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