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Dinghy Sailing: The Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques

Dinghy Sailing: The Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques
 

Presents an introduction to the complex, challenging skill of sailing. This book demonstrates the on-the-water techniques, from hoisting the sail to tacking and gybing.

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ISBN 9781847734136
Published 27 February 2009 by New Holland Publishers
Format Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
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Author(s) By Ell, Sarah
Series Adventure Sports
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ISBN-13 9781847734136
ISBN-10 1847734138
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher New Holland Publishers
Imprint New Holland Publishers Ltd
Publication Date 27 February 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Ell, Sarah
Series Adventure Sports
Category Sailing
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 195mm
Height: 265mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Water Sports
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 797.124
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Now fully updated to include the very latest advice and equipment, this practical, illustrated guide provides the ideal introduction to the complex, challenging skill of sailing. It cuts through confusing terminology to offer a concise but authoritative explanation, in text and diagrams, of everything a beginner needs to know before getting on the water, from the parts of a boat to how the wind works on a sail. Specially commissioned full-colour photography then demonstrates the on-the-water techniques, from hoisting the sail to tacking and gybing.Once these essentials are mastered, the reader can sail any size and shape of dinghy, whether to race or cruise, single-handedly or in a team. A chapter details the types of sailing dinghy available and explains how to choose the right one. Understanding wind, weather and current, the 'rules of the road' at sea, coastguard and safety organizations around the world and dealing with minor injuries are also fully covered. Beautiful photography and clear explanations make this an ideal book for any beginner or recent newcomer to the sport, and the perfect adjunct to any training course.

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