For those who want to go further, there are also tips on sailing faster and preparing to race.
Coaches are now recognising that well designed games are just as effective as drills and can be the essence of a training programme rather than just a reward at the end of a training programme.
These game can be played in all types of boats from dinghies to windsurfers, catamarans to keelboats, and many of the games can be played with as few as two boats.
If you have just started sailing or you're a national champion, this book is for you. If you are a coach running training sessions, this book is for you. If you are a parent looking to have fun with your kids out on the water, this book is for you.
NZ$30.00 + Delivery
By Andy Smith & Tim Davison. Pbk, 169mm x 114mm, 64 pages. Many full colour illustrations.
This book is your introduction to a new passion. It is clear and concise and will soon have you skimming over the water. It is based on the world-famous Royal Yachting Association Method. It covers levels 1 & 2 - roughly a five day course - teaching you to handle a dinghy on your own in sheltered waters.
Learn about Rigging, Launching, Using the wind, The five essentials, Manoeuvres, Capsize drill, Landing, Knots, Safety and Seamanship.
This is the perfect litle book for beginners with very clear illustrations and explanations.
NZ$13.90 + Delivery
LEARNING TO SAIL - in dinghies or yachts, fourth Edition.
By Basil Mosenthal. Pbk, 218 grams, 170mm x 240mm, 74 pages, full colour photographs, illustrations and plans, published 2011.
Anyone can learn to sail. Whether you want to get out on the water in a dinghy or a yacht, this book will help you get started. Easy to read and with lively colour diagrams and photographs, this no-nonsense guide covers all the basics:
How to start sailing
Different kinds of boats
Parts of a boat
How a boat sails
Rigging and launching a dinghy
Getting going in a yacht
Ropes and knots
Weather and tides
What's on a chart
Whatever age you are, and whether you are sailing with friends, on a course or a holiday, this book will be the perfect introduction.
NZ$25.00 + Delivery
By Lt. Edwin H. Daniels, Jr. Pbk, 113mm x 177mm, 216 pages. Black and white illustrations and plans.
Written for cadets serving on the U.S. Coast Guard's famous training barque Eagle and used by Tall Ship sailors around the world, this handy, pocket-size manual tells seaman all they need to know to sail a square rigger. This new edition, the first to appear in ten years, is easier than ever to follow, and its simple step-by-step explanations of commands and procedures help the reader through every important sailing maneuver. The wealth of knowledge and experience this guide draws upon is without parallel.
NZ$66.50 + Delivery
A SQUARE RIG HANDBOOOK Operations, safety, Training, Equipment, Second Edition
By Frank Scott. Pbk, 210mm x 298mm (A4), 128 pages, monochrome photographs and line drawings.
Written with the support of the Nautical Institute of the United Kingdom to provide a professional level of knowledge for those who wish to sit the examinations for square rig endorsements to normal command certificates. It will also be of great interest and value to those who simply wish to know about the development, design and operations of these vessels in modern times, both for general knowledge and also for use as deckhands.
A Square Rig Handbookdescribes safety and manoeuvring processes with illustrated descriptions of best practice for shiphandling.
Also described are emergency drills and “housekeeping processes” such as harbour-stowing sails and watchkeeping routines.
There is a concluding section covering sailing ship stability.
(Note: the companion Volume Square Rig Seamanship is no longer available.)
A SQUARE RIG HANDBOOOK Operations, safety, Training, Equipment, Second Edition
NZ$225.00 + delivery.
SAILING FOR DUMMIES.
By JJ Isler, Peter Isler and Tony Hollins. Pbk, 190mm x 235mm, 468 pages, monochrome photos and illustrations.
Want to sail into the sunset but don't know port from starboard? Don't worry! Sailing for Dummies, Australian and New Zealand Edition, covers 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, docking and anchoring - even riding out a storm.
Discover how to:
Get your feet wet at a sailing school
Launch a boat and manoeuvre under sail
Navigate, anchor and dock
Charter a boat or go racing
Choose and care for a boat
NZ$46.00 + Delivery
THE INTERNATIONAL MARINE BOOK OF SAILING.
By Robby Robinson. Hardcover, 210mm x 260mm, 520 pages, colour photos and illustrations.
This is the first sailing book that follows a sailor's ideal learning curve. Rather than tell you all about sail trim or anchoring in a single chapter. Robby Robinson tells you what you need to know when you want to know it. From the absolute basics to the most advanced techniques The International Marine Book of Sailing is highly accessible - and informative - at every level.
More than 500 pages and 1,000 color photos and illustrations.
Covers everything from high-performance and Olymic-class sailing dinghies to coastal and offshore cruising sailboats. No matter your age or the kind of sailing you'd most like to do, this book will work for you.
The easy-flowing instructional text is augmented by sidebar features giving alternative approaches, definitions of terms, and boat-to-boat variations - a unique effective how-to combination.
Includes contributions from Nigel Calder (Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual), Beth Leonard (The Voyager's Handbook ), Robert Perry (Yacht Design According to Perry ), Bob Sweet (The Weekend Navigator), Charlie Wing (How Boat Things Work), and other top sailing writers.
Renders sailing and seamanship more transparent and accessible than ever before.
The ideal book for self-teaching.
NZ$75.00 + Delivery
THE COMPLETE SAILOR.
By David Seidman. Paperback, 0.4kg, 186mm x 230mm, 240 pages, monochrome illustrations. New edition 2011.
Hundreds of clear, elegant illustrations combine with simple direct writing in The Complete Sailor, illuminating all aspects of the world of the sailor to teach you how to get underway fast - and without stress.
Read the winds
Trim sails like a pro
Rig your boat right
Dock without hassles
Predict the weather
Get out of trouble
Anchor to stay put
Win races and become a better sailor
Navigate with chart and GPS
Trailer your boat anywhere
Since 1995, this book has guided almost 100,000 readers from their first sail to a mastery of wind and water. Now, this second edition improves and expands on a classic.
NZ$32.00 + Delivery
THE SAILING BIBLE.
By Jeremy Evans, Pat Manley and Barrie Smith. Hardback, 200mm x 252mm, 399 pages, full colour photos.
Sailing is a sport that will appeal to anyone who wants to enjoy the natural power of wind and water - the marvellously simple sensation of being blown along by a breeze in your sails.
The Sailing Bible shows you how to get into the sport, including how to sail a dinghy or a yacht. Dinghy sailors will be guided on the best dinghies to suit their ability as well as the best places to sail and basic sailing techniques. The more adventurous will learn how to use the trapeze and master spinnaker technique for high performance sailing. Cruiser sailors will learn specific skills such as how to handle a yacht under sail as well as power, and how to manage a crew. Picking up a mooring, berthing in a marina, using the anchor, knowing how to read the weather patterns and signs, and navigating using traditional methods and modern navigational equipment will all soon become second nature.
Anyone who enjoys sailing will want to play a part in the boat's maintenance and upkeep. Find out how to maintain a yacht in tip-top condition as well as being safe at sea - planning ahead, reading signals on other vessels and acquiring a basic knowledge of first aid and emergency repairs.
The practical information together with clear action photographs in this book make it an essential guide for anyone who wants to learn to sail, as well as for more experienced sailors whose aim is to improve their overall skills. It will become your constant onboard and armchair reference.
NZ$60.00 + Delivery
NEW CREW'S COMPANION.
By Basil Mosenthal. Spiral Bound, 80mm x 220mm, 24 pages, Colour line drawings.
The essential guide for new yacht crews. Sailing is far more fun if you understand what's going on aboard and can give a hand. And if the weather turns nasty, or things go wrong, then the extra hand can be essential. This is not a text book, but a guide to the important points - what clothes to bring, what the things on deck are called, how to start helping with the sails and other deckwork. There is also an important section on safety. Finally you have to learn about living aboard - because boat living is not like living ashore....
Was NZ$20.00 + Delivery
Now NZ$15.00 + Delivery
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