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A Manual of Singlehanded Sailing


Year: 1981
Language: english
Author: Tony Meisel
Genre: Manual
Publisher: Arco Pub
Edition: First
ISBN: 978-0668049986
Format: PDF
Quality: Scanned pages
Pages count: 120
Description: Here's the book every overworked, under-appreciated sailor has wanted. Whether you're alone or with crew, out for a day sail or off on your annual cruise. A Manual of Single-handed Sailing will give you the confidence and technique to sail your ship solo. Singlehanding isn't just for ocean-crossers, those determined distance passagemakers in the tradition of Slocum, Knox-Johnson and Tabarly. The tools and techniques of singlehanding can make sailing more efficient, safer and more fun. And this applies to any sailor. Everyone has had occasion to sail with landlubbers who don't know a half-hitch from a hitching post. Such situations demand singlehanding, if you don't want to have serious problems. A Manual of Singlehanded Sailing is meant for the average cruising sailor who whishes to sail comfortable, safely and swiftly. You'll learn the practices, technical refinements and aspects of confidence and safety. Among the topics covered are Boat types and rigs Decks and deck layouts Accommodations Sails and sail trim Self-steering Planning and the avoidance of fatigue Standing watch and watching out Safety Heavy weather sailing Accidents at sea Anchoring and docking under sail Ship management In addition, there are appendices on: Dinghies and tenders Damage and repair at sea Self-steering devices Spares and tools first-aid Based on years of experience singlehanding boats large and small.

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