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In this ultimate beginner's guide, yachtsman and writer Simon Jollands takes the helm to show newcomers of any age that sailing is easier than people sometimes think. He quickly covers how to get afloat before exploring what you can do when you are on board:
The simple stuff is also, from what clothes to wear, to getting on board safely. With a glossary of boating terms, and clear colour diagrams and photos throughout, this book makes everything easy to understand, so even somebody who has never stepped foot on a boat before can quickly learn the ropes.
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Step by Step coaching and inspirational photography to get you started or improve your skills.
Fully integrated DVD, using 360 degree live action footage with freeze frame graphics and slow motion techniques, demonstrates the key techniques and shows all aspects of sailing from launching the boat to recovering from a capsize.
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Learn to Sail Today offers a uniquely fun and quick method for beginners to learn exactly what they need to enter the fun and rewarding world of sailing. Written specifically to engage and reassure the uninitiated, this sailing primer covers the essentials step by step without overwhelming you with intimidating diagrams and long lists of sailboat parts.
Using dozens of informative illustrations along with clear explanations, free from unnecessary jargon, to put you confidently at the helm your very first day on the water. It walks you through everything you need to know to be a responsible sailor, from sail-trim theory and practice, safety, sailing etiquette, inspecting a boat, steering, and docking to sailing to another harbor and buying your first sailboat.
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By Duncan Wells. Softcover, 0.246kg, 160 pages, 190mm x 245mm, Colour Photographs and line drawings. Published in 2015.
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 addressing the most common sailing situations that anyone cruising will have to manage. Here you will find clever, highly effective and successfully tried and tested shorthanded 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, all clearly illustrated with straightforward diagrams and sequence photos. 21 QR codes dotted throughout the book link to online video demonstrations to bring the techniques to life. As single or short-handers you have to plan carefully, prepare properly and be able to anticipate. This book will be a godsend with its original techniques for coping in every situation.
Duncan Wells is an RYA Instructor, Principal of Westview Sailing School and a featured Magazine writer for Yachting Monthly and Sail magazines
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By Alastair Buchan. Softcover, 0.41 kg, 163 pages, 170mm x 240mm, Colour Photographs and line drawings. Published in 2019.
While relatively few cruise single-handed, many sail short-handed. It may be a couple sailing together or a skipper with a novice crew – he may have lots of people onboard but, in terms of the sailing, he is probably short-handed. They soon discover that there is so much more to short-handed sailing than a lack of crew. It demands a different approach, a new mindset.
The skipper has a much greater workload but there are also fewer people, sometimes no-one at all, to consult during the decision-making process. Under these circumstances fatigue can be as dangerous as heavy weather: it creeps up on you, often unnoticed, destroying your morale and ability to make rational decisions.
And when short-handed, the crew’s limited physical resources must be watched over and zealously guarded.
In this heavily illustrated book Alastair Buchan passes on the lessons of his hard-won experience gained short- and single-handed sailing in coastal, offshore and ocean waters. It will show you everything you need to know about handling a boat alone or short-handed, from choosing a suitable craft to passage planning, manoeuvring, sleep management and watch keeping.
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ByAndrew Evans, Softcover 0.44kg, 244 pages, 188mm x 230mm, Black & White photos and line drawings. Published in 2014.
Sailing alone, whether by choice or circumstance? Singlehanded Sailing answers all the questions and shows the best way to handle the boat. Fascinating, informative and fun, this will help you navigate every nautical mile of your journey with confidence. Expert advice, seaworthy anecdotes, insider accounts and tips, techniques and tactics. Chapters include;
This definitive guide to sailing alone includes interviews with world-reknown singlehanded sailors and racers, many easy to follow diagrams and step by step instructions.
NZ$39.00 + Delivery
As well as being one of the cheapest way to get afloat, dinghies are also quick and easy to learn to sail – they are straightforward to rig and simple to understand. This makes them ideal for families and beginners, but if you want to expand your skills a little more, dinghies can make great cruising boats too, and can also provide plenty of challenges in racing events.
The Dinghy Bible covers all these aspects of dinghy sailing, from beginner through to advanced sailing. As well as covering the basics of getting started, how to rig and launch your boat, safety skills, navigation and weather, you will also gain advice on choosing the right boat for you and how to look after your dinghy to ensure you have many years of enjoyable sailing ahead of you.
Written by experts and packed with stunning photographs and clear illustrations, The Dinghy Bible is the essential guide to this hugely enjoyable activity.
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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$57.00 + Delivery
(Please note that the book version is Out of Print)
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RYA YACHT SAILING TECHNIQUES.
By Jeremy Evans. Paperback, 0.7kg, 170m x 245mm, 222 pages, colour photographs and illustrations. Published in 2011.
Thousands of hours are required to build up experience afloat and there will always be more things to learn. In the meantime, this book will help start the ball rolling, building expertise by providing a basic overview of yacht sailing techniques which should be enhanced by the RYA’s Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses.
RYA Yacht Sailing Techniques is the perfect companion for any skipper or crew looking for the basic skills to enjoy cruising in good conditions.
NZ$50.00 + delivery.