SAILING TECHNIQUE by H. A. Calahan

SAILING TECHNIQUE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A be-all and end-all instruction book for the novice as well as the advanced sailor, this continues and expands the material in his classic Learning To Sail (1932), recognizes the changes in boats and rigging since that time, distinguishes between ""true"" and ""apparent"" wind, and makes available for those keen on the sport the author's half century of knowledge of sailing. This is the book for the seafarer looking for perfection, for improvement in the performance of his boat, for all minutiae of boat handling, for it ranges from suggestions as to buying the craft, on to exhaustive information about the rigging, and the theory of sailing, this covers dock work, the care of rope, wire and sails, instructions on knots, splicing rope and wire, navigation, charts, compass, tides and currents. It also details the ""perils of the deep"" -- capsizing, running aground, man overboard, collision, fire, explosion and leaks; it takes notice of weather wisdom, fog and night sailing. For those in small, handy boats with simple rigging as well as for those sailing in larger and more complicated craft, this is the answer for the mastery of the ship and expertness in its handling.

Pub Date: Nov. 29th, 1949
Publisher: Macmillan