The Complete Book Of Sailing: Equipment * Boats * Competition * Techniques
by Bob Bond , David Pelly, Brian Grant, Jonathan Clarke, Adrian Morgan
ISBN 0600599469 (0-600-59946-9)
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Softcover, Hamlyn, 1999
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Book summary: Chart a course that will lead to greater enjoyment of the time you spend on the water. Delve into details on equipment, such as paints and varnishes and navigational instruments, then read about tides and weather, including interpreting tide tables, weather maps, and forecasts. Evaluate the most important types of boats, like dinghies, multihull racers, and ocean-going cruisers. Cover sailing techniques, emergencies, safety precautions, piloting and navigation, buoys and markers, and ropes and knots. Heighten your competitive streak with a close-up look at racing, from small club events to the America's Cup and the "Rules of the Road"--the conventions of flags, lights, and signals. Captures all the drama and exhilaration of the sport. 192 pages (all in color), 9 x 12.
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