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A new edition of the essential go-to guide to sailing and boat maintenance, perfect for all levels of experience
The only sailing manual you will ever need, fully revised and updated, covering everything from sailing basics to making repairs and mastering navigation.
Steve Sleight offers a wealth of expert advice and guidance in the form of a complete tuition course on seamanship, which is brought to life with breathtaking action photography and clear instructions.
Fully revised, this new edition features all of the latest developments in sailing - including foiling, long-distance cruising, and high-speed apparent-wind sailing - and navigation, with technology such as modern performance systems and electronic navigation. It also highlights the latest rules, regulations, and best practices - necessary for every keen sailor, from the novice to the seasoned seaperson.
NZ$55.00 + Delivery
Get afloat, learn to sail and start having fun using the step-by-step advice, photo sequences and diagrams in this book.
This jargon-free, well illustrated guide allows complete novices to get out on the water with the minimum of fuss.
Chapters include rigging, knots, safety, handling, Beach & Pontoon launching, gybing, tacking, capsize, rules of the road
and much more.
Step by step instructions explain the basic skills of sailing, guiding you through each stage of the learning process, starting with what you need to know prior to setting out on the water..
Many of the photographs are taken from remote onboard cameras, including thge top of the mast, to provide unique and highly instructive images.
For the new sailor, (or to refresh your current sailing skills) this is a great book!
NZ$50.00 + Delivery
By Duncan Wells.Paperback, 0.46kg, 160 pages, 190mm x 245mm, Colour Photographs and line drawings. 2nd Edition published in 2021.
By definition, couples sailing alone have to do everything for themselves. They leave the berth, set the sails, helm the boat, navigate, trim the sails, anchor, pick up mooring buoys, enter harbour, moor up and all without the help of any extra crew. So they need to carry out these manoeuvres efficiently and effectively, with as little physical effort as possible.
Stress-free Sailing is the answer to single or short-handed crews' prayers – a step-by-step handbook, clearly illustrated with straightforward diagrams and sequence photos, addressing the most common sailing situations that anyone cruising will have to manage. Here you will find clever, highly effective and successful short-handed solutions for dealing with everything from getting off and then back onto the dock in a variety of wind and tide configurations, sail setting and reefing, mooring and anchoring, to sailing in heavy weather and new techniques for man overboard and more.
This second edition has been thoroughly updated with new diagrams, photographs and practical tips and advice on mooring, navigating, anchoring and safety at sea. It also includes a total of 24QR codes dotted throughout, linking to additional video demonstrations that really bring the techniques to life. With its original techniques for coping in every situation, this book will be an invaluable reference.
Duncan Wells is an RYA Instructor, Principal of Westview Sailing School and a featured Magazine writer for Yachting Monthly and Sail magazines
NZ$40.00 + Delivery
EXPERT SAILING SKILLS.
By Tom Cunliffe. Hardback, 0.93kg, 179 pages, 215mm x 303mm, full colour photos and illustrations. Published in 2012.
There are plenty of sailing and seamanship skills that don't feature on the syllabus of even the most advanced official sailing courses - and a wealth of such wisdom can be found in these pages. There's advice on everything from fixing an engine to recovering a casualty from the water - and all of it is delivered with lively prose and hundreds of easy-to-follow photographs and diagrams.
NZ$85.00 + Delivery
He provides step by step advice on:
Hand, Reef & Steer with its wonderful watercolour drawings and atmospheric photos will delight all who love the unique character and grace of classic craft.
NZ$60.00 + Delivery
Covers the basics of sailing that must be understood by all beginners:from advice on how to buy a boat, knowing the parts of a boat, knots, sails and rigging, safety at sea, chartwork and navigation.
The core of the book is a step-by-step guide that will enable people who want to sail to do so in a manner that is safe and well informed.
Included is a chapter on Optimists and a section that explains the road code of the sea.
Penny was awarded an MBE in 1994 for her services to sailing and this book, out of print until July 2021, is both a great resource and reference book.
NZ$20.00 + delivery.
NZ$50.00 + delivery.