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Yachting Start to Finish By Barry Pickthall

Yachting Start to Finish by Barry Pickthall

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This easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide takes you through the basic principles, preparing to sail, your first sail and safety at sea. It includes advice on choosing and buying a yacht, essential equipment, boat handling, tides, weather and navigation, all taken from the courses delivered by the UK's biggest sailing school, the UKSA.

Yachting Start to Finish Summary

Yachting Start to Finish: From Beginner to Advanced: the Perfect Guide to Improving Your Yachting Skills by Barry Pickthall

Yachting Start to Finish is the perfect book for you if you are new to sailing, or if you are an experienced sailor wanting to broaden your skills and develop your techniques. This easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide takes you through the basic principles, preparing to sail, your first sail and safety at sea. It includes advice on choosing and buying a yacht, essential equipment, boat handling, tides, weather and navigation, all taken from the courses delivered by the UK's biggest sailing school, the UKSA. This book is accessible to all levels, giving those new to sailing straightforward advice, and showing experienced sailors how to take their sailing to the next level with professional tips on how to sail faster and safer. It covers day keelboats and cruising yachts. This book is packed with hundreds of illustrations and photographs, and is a great way to learn, develop and refresh your sailing skills.

Yachting Start to Finish Reviews

"a heavily illustrated guide covering all the basic aspects of going cruising from the vagaries of navigation to the technicalities of mooring up... nicely illustrated and well written." (Sailing Today, September 2019)

About Barry Pickthall

Barry Pickthall is a respected sports writer and photographer and has been covering all aspects of sailing and boating for the past 35 years, 20 of them as a yachting correspondent to The Times newspaper. He has been covering the international stage for the past 4 decades from the Olympics to America's Cup and Round the World Races. Barry is also a qualified sailing instructor - having graduated from one of the first courses held at the UKSA.

Table of Contents

GETTING STARTED; BASIC PRINCIPLES: Parts of the boat, The science of sailing, Points of sail, Choosing a yacht, Buying a yacht, Transporting and launching keelboats, The rig, Knots, ropes and running rigging; PREPARING TO SAIL: What to wear, Essential equipment, Getting onboard from dinghy and dock, Rules of the road, Bending on sails, roller furling and reefing; FIRST SAIL: Boat handling under power - mooring and anchoring, Balance, sail, trim, Tides and weather, Basics of navigation, Radio etiquette; SAFETY AT SEA; Glossary of terms; Acknowledgements

Additional information

NGR9781912177271
9781912177271
1912177277
Yachting Start to Finish: From Beginner to Advanced: the Perfect Guide to Improving Your Yachting Skills by Barry Pickthall
New
Paperback
Fernhurst Books Limited
2019-03-08
208
N/A
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