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Sailing for Dummies

  • Author: Peter & J.J. Isler
  • Nautical Terms, Seamanship Basics Setting Sail, Navigating, Anchoring and more
  • Format: Paperback, 432 Pages, Published: June 2006, Edition: 2nd
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    • Sailing For Dummies will give you the know-how you need to sail safely and have fun
    • Want to sail into the sunset but don't know port from starboard? Don't worry!
    • Interested in learning to sail but feel like you’re navigating in murky waters?
    • Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition introduces the basics of sailing, looks at the different types of sailboats and their basic parts, and teaches you everything you need to know before you leave the dock.
    • Now updated with the latest on boats, gear, and racing
    • This hands-on guide helps you chart a course to sailing success, from getting familiar with nautical terms and seamanship basics to setting sail, navigating, anchoring, and docking or even riding out a storm
    • Topics include:
      • Get your feet wet at a sailing school
        • Find and choose a sailing school
      • Use life jackets correctly
      • Tie ten nautical knots
      • Handle sailing emergencies (such as capsizing and rescuing a man overboard)
      • Launch a boat and maneuver under sail
      • Navigate, anchor, and dock
      • Charter a boat or enter races
      • Choose and care for a boat
    • About the Author:
      • The Islers are well known throughout the world of sailing as top competitors and teachers
      • They both have taught sailing to people of all ages and experiences
      • Peter played an important, early role in developing US Sailing's educational program
      • He also coached at the Olympic level and helped found the American Sailing Association, which accredits sailing schools and certifies sailors and instructors
      •  JJ is the only American female (so far) to have won two Olympic medals in sailing, and she is the first female inductee in the Sailing World Hall of Fame.

    Publishing Information:

    • Author: Peter & J.J. Isler
    • Paperback
    • Pages: 432
    • Edition: 2nd
    • Publish Date: June 2006
    • ISBN-10: 0471791431
    • ISBN-13: 978-0471791430
    • Publisher: For Dummies


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