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Sailing fundamentals : the official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Author: Gary Jobson; Marti Betz; American Sailing Association.; United States. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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"The offical learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association, it is also used in the programs of many yacht clubs, colleges, and sailing groups. Unlike most introductory sailing books, which reflect the biases and idiosyncrasies of their authors, Sailing Fundamentals has been extensively pretested by ASA professional instructors to ensure that it offers the fastest, easiest, most systematic way to learn  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Jobson; Marti Betz; American Sailing Association.; United States. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
ISBN: 0684849941 9780684849942 0743273087 9780743273084
OCLC Number: 43648758
Notes: "A Fireside book."
Includes index.
Description: 220 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: CONTENTS The American Sailing Association by Harry Munns, Executive Vice President, ASA United States Coast Guard Auxiliary HOW TO USE THIS BOOK PART ONE INTRODUCTION TO SAILING Overview: The Sailboat and the Wind ASHORE KNOWLEDGE All About Boats The Basic Boat Responsibilities of the Skipper and Crew Alcohol and Drug Abuse Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats Review Questions SKILLS AFLOAT Boarding Sailing Checklist Attaching the Sails Rigging Checklist Using Winches Raising the Mainsail Getting the Boat Moving Getting Out of Irons Coming About or Tacking (Mainsail Only) Jibing (Mainsail Only) Raising the Jib Reaching with Mainsail and Jib Coming About with Mainsail and Jib Sailing a Figure Eight Jibing with Mainsail and Jib Ending the Sail Stowing Sails Docking Summary PART TWO BASIC SAILING ASHORE KNOWLEDGE Sail Trim What Makes a Boat Sail Points of Sail Rules of the Road under Sail Review Questions SKILLS AFLOAT Communications Sailing Close-hauled Sailing on a Run Sailing on a Reach Stopping the Boat Summary PART THREE SAFETY AND SEAMANSHIP ASHORE KNOWLEDGE The Safety Harness Deck Safety Hypothermia and Clothing Seasickness Review Questions SKILLS AFLOAT Sailing a Triangular Course Rescuing a Man Overboard Sailing in Confined Waters Summary PART FOUR BASIC SEAMANSHIP SKILLS ASHORE KNOWLEDGE Daysail Planning Chart Symbols Aids to Navigation Anchors and Their Uses The Anchorage Knots Dock Lines and Their Uses Review Questions SKILLS AFLOAT Anchoring Heaving To Docking under Sail Mooring Summary PART FIVE BASIC COASTAL CRUISING I ASHORE KNOWLEDGE Terms and Definitions Running Lights Duties of Skipper and Crew for Cruising Rules of the Road under Power Essential Safety Equipment Review Questions SKILLS AFLOAT Engine Operation -- Outboards Troubleshooting the Engine Handling a Vessel under Power Summary PART SIX BASIC COASTAL CRUISING II ASHORE KNOWLEDGE Sail Selection Weather Heavy-Weather Sailing Reefing Systems The Magnetic Compass Preparing for Coastal Cruising Running Aground and Other Nuisances Review Questions SKILLS AFLOAT Reefing Sailing a Compass Course Steering with the Sails Basic Coastal Cruising Checklist Summary PART SEVEN SPECIAL SAILING INFORMATION Special Sailing Information Dinghy Sailing Sailboards Catamarans Launching, Storing, and Maintaining Your Boat A Final Word APPENDIX A Answers to Review Questions APPENDIX B Float Plan APPENDIX C Equipment Checklists GLOSSARY ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INDEX
Responsibility: by Gary Jobson ; illustrations by Marti Betz.

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