With over 150 line drawings and photographs, and clear, detailed coursework covering every aspect of beginning sailing--from hoisting sail to docking and anchoring--"Sailing Fundamentals "is the authoritative text designed to prepare the learning sailor for certification according to international standards. Written by America's foremost ...
With over 150 line drawings and photographs, and clear, detailed coursework covering every aspect of beginning sailing--from hoisting sail to docking and anchoring--"Sailing Fundamentals "is the authoritative text designed to prepare the learning sailor for certification according to international standards. Written by America's foremost instructional authority, the new edition of "Sailing Fundamentals "is the official learn-to-sail manual of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. "Sailing Fundamentals "is also used in the programs of yacht clubs, colleges, and sailing groups around the country. Unlike many sailing books, which can reflect the biases and idiosyncrasies of their authors, this book has been extensively pretested to ensure that it offers the fastest, easiest, most systematic way to learn basic sailing and coastal cruising. Widely acclaimed author Gary Jobson has won several major races, including the 1977 America's Cup victory as tactician aboard Courageous. He was head sailing coach at the US Naval Academy, and has conducted sailing clinics across the country.
Very good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Thriftbooks. Read. Recycle and Reuse.
Covers all of the bases, although it is a bit cursory on some points. I'll be looking for some more advanced books that go into more detail.
Sep 6, 2011
This book it's what we're looking for and usefully for the students to find the information.
Sep 6, 2011
great for the begginer
first of set series on sailng or someone taking the 101 class
Jul 28, 2011
Straight forward, basic help
This book is our favorite on the subject. Both my son & I often spend hours with it, going over the fundamentals. I bought a copy for my bro-in-law who is new to sailing. The book is so good that I always recommend it to anyone with an interest in sailing.
Oct 21, 2010
Good instructional book.
A good compilation of all of the things that a new sailor needs to learn to improve.
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