Learning to Sail
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For anyone learning to sail in either dinghies or yachts, this book is easy to read with lively colour illustrations.
This is a no-nonsense 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 knots, 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.
About the Author(s)
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.
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