The Complete Sailor (Paperback)

Learning the Art of Sailing

By David Seidman, David Seidman

International Marine Publishing, 9780070571310, 208pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1995

List Price: 16.95*
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@lt;i@gt;The Complete Sailor@lt;/i@gt; takes the reader from the first sail to a mastery of small-boat handling. Weaving his writing around 600 drawings by noted marine illustrator Kelly Mulford, David Seidman has created a book in which each double-page spread invites the eye and communicates volumes of information. @lt;i@gt;The Complete Sailor@lt;/i@gt; goes beyond other learn-to-sail books to cover navigation, boat design, and seamanship. Encyclopedic in scope yet warm in style, it conveys the magic as well as the techniques of sailing. Among the other topics covered: anchoring, ropework, rigging, weather, fog, squalls, currents and tides, rules of the road, trailering, and working the winds. The book is a gentle introduction for those just starting out, and a guide to new horizons for those who already sail.