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by Sir Peter Blake

A clear and concise guide for both the novice sailor and those who want to brush up their basic skills.
Download An Introduction to Sailing epub
ISBN: 1854102699
ISBN13: 978-1854102690
Category: Sports
Subcategory: Water Sports
Author: Sir Peter Blake
Language: English
Publisher: Aurum Press; First Edition edition (March 1994)
Pages: 128 pages
ePUB size: 1993 kb
FB2 size: 1173 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 292
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Great book for learning and teaching.
I bought this book after I had been sailing for a while and is about the 5th or 6th "how to" sailing book I purchased. I bought it mainly as a "coffee table" book because it is easy to read and understand and has great photography of sailboats and sailing scenes.
It is however a good introduction to sailboats and the sailing experience. Chapter one is titled "Sailing for Everyone" and Peter Blake does and excellent job of making this book an "Introduction to Sailing" for everyone.
The book discusses wind and sail power issues, how to select the right boat, buying secondhand, building yourself, and various boat types from cruisers to racing boats. He even discusses sailboat racing and tactics.
This is not an "in depth" technical book or reference on all types of sailing and sailboats, but it does a good job of providing an introduction and gives you a lot of great photos to look at and use to get oriented to sailing and sailboats. Well worth the price.