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SAILING FOR DUMMIES BOOK

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Sailing for Dummies [Paperback] by J.J. Isler and Peter Isler : Product Description Interested in learning to sail but feel like you’re navigating in murky waters? Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition introduces the basics of sailing, looks at the different types of sailboats and their basic parts, and teaches you everything you need to know before you leave the dock. In Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition, two U.S. sailing champions show you how to: Find and choose a sailing school Use life jackets correctly Tie ten nautical knots Handle sailing emergencies (such as capsizing and rescuing a man overboard) Launch your boat from a trailer, ramp, or beach Get your boat from point A to point B (and back again) Predict and respond to water and wind conditions Read charts, plot your course, use a compass, and find your position at sea Sailing for Dummies shows you that getting out on the water is easier than you think. The authors keep the sailor–speak to a minimum where possible, but give you a grasp of the terminology you need to safely and effectively communicate with your crew. A textbook, user’s manual, and reference all in one, this book takes the intimidation out of sailing and gives you the skills and confidence you need to get your feet wet and become the sailing pro you’ve always wanted to be. Anchors away! From the Publisher Get set to sail with "Sailing For Dummies" "Its authors are universally respected in sailing, both for their competitive records and their ability to explain its mysteries to land lovers." - Robert Hopkins, Jr., Former U.S. Olympic Coach and America's Cup Navigator Are you interested in sailing, but think it's too expensive? Have you dreamed of sailing away, but aren't sure about the regulations, etiquette, and proper gear to wear? If you think sailing is only for the rich and famous - think again! "Sailing for Dummies™" gives you practical, easy-to-follow advice for everything from buying the right equipment and gear to setting sail for the first time to watching races on TV! By reading "Sailing for Dummies™", you'll discover how to: Select the best boat to buy or rent for your sailing needs Navigate like a pro-day or night-with the help of charts, satellites, and compasses Handle mishaps such as torn sails and leaks Administer basic first aid and handle an overboard rescue successfully Recover from a capsize, tow a boat, and discover other ways to keep safety a priority Understand U.S. federal boating regulations and other rules of the sea Find a sailing a school that fits your schedule and your budget Make sailing fun for the entire family- from toddlers to teens Locate the best cruising destinations around the world. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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