This is excellent in a specialized field -- through repetition and simple straightforward statement, the author, himself an experienced teacher, shows anyone the fundamental A of sailing. One blank leaf section holds a paper model boat, for demonstration. There are the things you have to know, the things you would find it nice to know (including terminology), and the three points that must never be forgotten. Then there's a brief section on four important knots. And lists of gear, supplies, etc. Done in diagram drawings and text. Spiral binding.