Praise for the UK edition: It is simplicity itself, whether you plan on stepping into a dinghy or aboard a yacht. -- SailingLearning to Sail is the ideal guide for new sailors. It is also valuable as a backup to sailing courses and useful as a refresher course on the basics. Lively color photographs and clear diagrams highlight expert instruction on topics that range from the various parts of a boat to advanced kts, reading charts and navigation. This straightforward and comprehensive guide covers:
How to get started
What things are called
How a boat sails
Sailing a dinghy
Yachts -- getting to kw the ropes
Crewing a yacht
How to navigate
Some useful kts
A comprehensive glossary.
Learning to Sail is suitable for all ages and learning environments. It is designed specifically to give vice sailors the information and guidance they need to set sail safely and with confidence.
Basil Mosenthal has a lifetime of experience sailing all over the world. He is the author of several best-selling books, including Young Sailor and Learn to Navigate.