For anyone learning to sail in either dinghies or yachts, this book is easy to read with lively colour illustrations. This is a -nsense guide for beginners of all ages and is valuable as a back-up to sailing courses or for anyone learning to sail with a friend. It covers how to start sailing, the different kinds of boats you will sail in, various parts of a boat, rigging and launching a dinghy, getting going in a yacht, how a boat sails, handling ropes and tying kts, the effect of the tide, the weather, living aboard a yacht and what is on a chart, as well as steering the boat and GPS navigation. 'A useful first introduction' The Little Ship 'An ideal book for the absolute beginner...a -nsense primer' Kelvin Hughes
For almost all his life, Basil Mosenthal has sailed all over the world. The author of several bestselling books for Adlard Coles Nautical, he has a talent for explaining, very simply, subjects that may at first seem rather complicated. Recent books include Young Sailor, Learn to Navigate, Learning the Rule of the Road, The Powerboater's Guide, Learning to Crew, Getting Afloat, Test Yourself on the Rule of the Road.