Learn the essentials of sailing and seamanship from one of the world s premier boating organizationsSince 1978, Sailing Skills and Seamanship has been the required manual for students in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary s esteemed sail-training programs. Now this exclusive handbok is available for the first time to every beginning and intermediate sailor. It is your thorough introduction to recreational sailing s fundamentals, from choosing the right sailboat to knowing the rules of the nautical road and everything in between.Discover the answers to all your questions on:Essential equipment, both required and recommendedDocking and anchoringSailing fundamentalsTuning your sailboat s rigging for best performanceKnots, splices, and line handlingOperating and maintaining outboard or inboard enginesNavigation and the rules of the nautical roadBoat handling and seamanship on coastal and inland watersTrailering a sailboatMarine weather and marine communicationsAnd much more!Approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), with chapter review questions and answers, Sailing Skills and Seamanship is the ideal study and reference guide for honing your sailing skills and expanding your seamanship knowledge.
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