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$32.00 + 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
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.
Was NZ$84.00 + Delivery
Slightly damaged copy (1 x Torn Page)
Now NZ$50.00 + 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$35.00 + Delivery
THE SAILING BIBLE. 2nd EDITION
By Jeremy Evans, Pat Manley and Barrie Smith. Hardback, 200mm x 252mm, 399 pages, full colour photos. This edition Published 2018
The Sailing Bible is the complete, hands-on manual packed with detailed step-by-step diagrams, lively action photos, and helpful advice on getting the most out of your sailing at whatever level. Whether you are a dinghy or yacht sailor just learning the basics or wanting tips on sailing with the best, this is the book that will give you all the answers you are looking for.
This all in one reference book includes information on the following..
What type of dinghy or yacht?
Cruising and racing
Launching, helming and capsizing
Mastering the trapeze
Sailing with a spinnaker
Managing a crew
Reading the weather
Racing techniques and tactics
Buoyage, tides, charts and navigation
Anchoring and marina berthing
Knots, ropes and flags
Boat etiquette and seamanship
Rules of the road, safety and emergencies
Boat maintenance and repair
and much much more.
This second edition has been revised throughout and brought completely up-to-date, including new techniques and new approaches to navigation, communication and first aid.
NZ$53.00 + Delivery
THE NEW CREW'S POCKETBOOK.,
By Tim Davison. Published 2021. Paperback, 0.11kg, 100mm x 210mm, 80 pages, colour photographs and illustration.
Your skipper will brief you on the key things you need to know, but this book is a great opportunity to learn a bit beforehand
which will give you the basic knowledge to work the boat, be safe and have fun.
Written in a friendly and approachable way, it assumes no nautical knowledge and uses diagrams and photographs
to demystify the art of sailing. Devised to be read by new crew before they arrive at the boat, it is also great to keep on board as a quick and easy reference guide.
Ideal for skippers to give to anyone joining them on board for the first time.
NZ$25.00 + Delivery
THE CREW'S POCKETBOOK.,
By Tim Davison. Published 2011. Paperback, 0.15kg, 100mm x 210mm, 112 pages, colour photographs and illustration.
The Crew's Pocketbook is the ideal companion for anyone new to sailing, or those looking to remind themselves of the essential skills.
Written in a friendly and approachable way, it assumes no nautical knowledge and uses diagrams and photographs to demystify the art of sailing.
There's guidance on everything you need to know to ensure you'll be a valuable addition to the crew. Discover essential safety advice and plenty of handy tips - you'll even learn how to use a marine toilet!
For the more experienced, this is a practical aide-memoire with guidance on knots, manoeuvres and sail trim. There are also tips and techniques to help you gain introductory sailing qualifications.
The Crew's Pocketbook gives you the basic knowledge to start sailing, be safe, have fun... and be asked back for more.
NZ$30.00 + Delivery
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