Dinghy Sailing: The Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques
by New Holland Publishers Ltd (9781843300045)

Dinghy Sailing: The Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques
 
New Holland Publishers Ltd
Release Date: 15 Mar 2002
Pages: 96
Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781843300045
ISBN-10: 1843300044



This practical, illustrated guide provides the ideal introduction to the complex, challenging skill of sailing. It offers a concise but authoritative explanation, in text and diagrams, of everything a beginner needs to know before getting on the water, from parts of a boat to how the wind works on a sail. Photographs demonstrate the on-the-water techniques, from hoisting the sail to tacking and gybing. Once these essentials are mastered, the reader can sail any size and shape of dinghy, whether to race or cruise, whether single-handedly or in a team. A chapter details the types of sailing dinghy available and explains how to choose the right one. Understanding wind, weather and current, the rules of the road at sea, coastguard safety and dealing with minor injuries are fully covered.

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