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The Book The New Book of Sail Trim
The Author Ken Textor
The Publisher Sheridan House, Inc.
Release Date1995-01-01
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 228
ISBN 0924486813
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Editor Ken Textor is a writer and sailing enthusiast.


The Book The Best of Sail Trim
The Author Charles Mason
The Publisher Sheridan House, Inc.
Release Date2000-07-01
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 280
ISBN 1574091190
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An anthology of authoritative articles from SAIL magazine--one of the world's major sailing magazines.


The Book A Manual of Sail Trim
The Author Stuart H. Walker
The Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date1985
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 251
ISBN 0393032965
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A guide for racing covers the principles of sail trim, crew movement techniques, maneuvers, and control systems, and gives advice on adjusting to special conditions.


The Book Plain Sailing
The Author Dallas Murphy
The Publisher
Release Date2010
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 170
ISBN 1580801617
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book will help the new sailor to understand the principles and practice of sail trim, adjusting sails so they interact most efficiently with the wind. There is a direct relationship between sailing efficiency and sailing fun. Knowing when, how, and why to trim your sails is the essence of sailing. If you understand trim, you understand sailing.


The Book Sail Trim
The Author Peter Hahne
The Publisher A&C Black
Release Date2010-08-04
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 128
ISBN 9781408123386
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Explains the art of good sail trim with the aid of superb colour diagrams and photographs.


The Book The International Marine Book of Sailing
The Author William Robinson
The Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date2008-09-28
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 528
ISBN 9780071643337
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Here's the book that can get you sailing in an afternoon and keep you sailing better through a lifetime on the water This is the first sailing book that follows a sailor's ideal learning curve. Rather than tell you all about sail trim or anchoring in a single chapter, Robby Robinson tells you what you need to know when you want to know it. From the absolute basics to the most advanced techniques, the International Marine Book of Sailing is highly accessible--and informative--at every level. More than 500 pages and 1,000 color photos and illustrations. Covers everything from high-performance and Olympic-class sailing dinghies to coastal and offshore cruising sailboats. No matter your age or the kind of sailing you'd most like to do, this book will work for you. The easy-flowing instructional text is augmented by sidebar features giving alternative approaches, definitions of terms, and boat-to-boat variations--a uniquely effective how-to combination. Includes contributions from Nigel Calder (Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual), Beth Leonard (The Voyager's Handbook), Robert Perry (Yacht Design According to Perry), Bob Sweet (The Weekend Navigator), Charlie Wing (How Boat Things Work), and other top sailing writers. Renders sailing and seamanship more transparent and accessible than ever before. The ideal book for self-teaching.


The Book The Blue Book of Sailing
The Author Adam Cort
The Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date2009-05-24
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 240
ISBN 9780071548007
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Transform basic sailing skills into true mastery No other sport is as complex or as gear- and technique-intensive as sailing. The details and nuances are vast, but beneath the surface are 22 elements, or core areas of knowledge. By understanding these principles you can attain true mastery: tie any knot, shape any sail, take the helm of any boat, no matter how large or unfamiliar.


The Book The Physics of Sailing Explained
The Author Bryon D. Anderson
The Publisher Sheridan House, Inc.
Release Date2003
Genre Science
Pages 152
ISBN 1574091700
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Bryon D Anderson is a writer and scientist with a special interest in sail.


The Book Sail and Rig Tuning
The Author Ivar Dedekam
The Publisher *Wiley Nautical
Release Date2000-04-07
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 80
ISBN 1898660670
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A guide to tuning the sails and rigs of yachts and small keelboats, featuring step-by-step instructions and more than 150 illustrations.


The Book Catamaran Sailing
The Author Phil Berman
The Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date1999
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 219
ISBN 039331880X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The classic guide to catamarans, updated to bring readers the latest for everyman's sailboat.


The Book Sailing
The Author Dave Franzel
The Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date2017-12-31
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 168
ISBN 9781493029815
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: With Sailing: The Basics, acclaimed teacher and racer Dave Franzel moves you quickly from book to boat. It is his firm conviction that the best and most effective way to learn to sail is to be out on the water. Accordingly, he treats the theory of sailing in a straightforward, no-nonsense fashion—just the way he’s done so successfully for decades at his Boston Sailing Center, and more recently, his St. Thomas Sailing Center. The essential information in this book is comprehensive, effectively reinforced, and clarified with more than 100 excellent line drawings. New to this edition is a discussion of advances in electronic navigation and weather apps. Also new is a section on the use of asymmetrical spinnakers. Sailing: The Basics is exactly what it says it is. After studying this book, you’ll understand the fundamental concepts well enough to be confident of your abilities when you board your boat for the first time. You’ll learn how to sail on and off moorings and docks, how to trim the sails, and how to balance the boat properly. You will be introduced to the rules of the road, anchoring, navigation, spinnaker sailing, heavy-weather sailing, and basic seamanship. In short, you’ll have all the keys to a successful, fun, and safe time under sail.


The Book The Sail Book of Common Sense Cruising
The Author Patience Wales
The Publisher Sheridan House, Inc.
Release Date2001
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 208
ISBN 1574091212
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Editor Patience Wales is the editor of Sail magazine.


The Book Advice to the Sealorn
The Author Herb Payson
The Publisher Sheridan House, Inc.
Release Date1997
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 343
ISBN 157409002X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In 50 chapters, the author covers everything from Really Getting Started to What is it Really Like Out There?, from Different Rigs to Motor Mechanics, from My Wife Doesn't Want to GO to Cruising with Kids...


The Book Mainsail Trimming
The Author Felix Marks
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2007-11-27
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 106
ISBN 9780470516508
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Uncover the secrets to sailing fast whilst remaining in control. Mainsail trimming is not only a physically and mentally demanding role on a boat; it is also one of the most crucial. You need a deep and subtle appreciation of sail shapes and the controls used to achieve them. Most significantly, the role requires an obsession with acquiring and retaining speed. This book is here to help and it has been written in a groundbreaking way. Every effort has been made to simplify the subject and explain everything that you need to know without blinding you with science. Sailing terminology has been reined-in as much as possible and only information relating to mainsail trimming has been included. High quality photographs and illustrations are used throughout to simplify this complex subject. This is achieved by showing the sail shapes needed to make the boat go fast and stay under control. Only one sailing role is dealt with to further simplify the subject and make sailing more accessible to the newcomer.


The Book Performance Sailing and Racing
The Author Steve Colgate
The Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date2012-04-20
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 128
ISBN 9780071793452
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From a racing master, all the knowledge you need to make your boat go faster and safer in any condition In Performance Sailing and Racing, Steve Colgate explains how to improve your sailing and push your boat to higher but safer speeds. He shows you how get your boat to perform as it was designed--with grace and an ease of motion--and to sail at a fast speed that can get you out of situations more quickly and arrive at your destination sooner. Used as one of the text books at the many branches of the Colgate Sailing School, Performance Sailing and Racing will help you get started in racing and improve as you learn. Even veteran sailors will pick up some new tips and tricks to becoming a successful racer. End-of-chapter quizzes reinforce what you learn so you can use your knowledge confidently on the water. Sail faster and smarter: Get the picture with clear, colorful photos and graphics Master vital topics relating to boat speed--sail trim, sheet lead angles, steering differences in light and heavy air Learn even those daunting topics, including using a spinnaker and understanding polar diagrams With this master teacher's wisdom on all the factors that make your boat sail better, you'll win the next race or just blow past the other boats in the outer harbor.


The Book Go for the Green
The Author Garry Hoyt
The Publisher iUniverse
Release Date2009-07
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 132
ISBN 9781440148095
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: More than just a book about sailing, Go for the Green is a call to bring sailing into an expanded role as a catalyst for the more environmentally sensitive enjoyment of the sea. There is a need for ingenuity in the harnessing of sail and solar power as better alternatives for water based recreation. Hoyt presents a philosophy and a variety of new design solutions to stimulate more creative design development.


The Book Go Sail
The Author Steve Sleight
The Publisher Dk Pub
Release Date2006
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 159
ISBN 0756619459
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Providing a quick-and-easy introduction to an array of sporting activities, these innovative book-and-DVD packages include step-by-step instructional photographic sequences and explanations, along with guidelines on equipment, techniques, and more, accompanied by DVDs containing real-life footage and computer graphics to help readers imitate and practice essential techniques.


The Book Sail Trim and Rig Tuning
The Author Bill Gladstone
The Publisher International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Release Date2005-07-15
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 16
ISBN 0071440135
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The essential information you need--onboard and at your fingertips On the water, when questions arise, there's no time to search through an exhaustive manual. The Captain's Quick Guides provide all the answers--fast. Based on the world's largest boating library, this laminated Quick Guide presents 14 color panels of authoritative, concise information on sail trim and rig tuning, designed for onboard quick reference.


The Book Maximum Sail Power
The Author Brian Hancock
The Publisher Nomad Press
Release Date2003-10-15
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 288
ISBN 9781619304277
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The art, science, history, and mystery of sails and sailmaking. Written in concise, layperson's language and full of photographs and personal anecdotes, this book goes step-by-step through the process of creating and using sails. Provided is a definitive look at the latest developments in sails, sailcloth, engineering, hardware, and sail trim. Also offered are case studies that illustrate which fibers, fabrics, and sails are suitable for a variety of different sailing applications, from simple dinghies and day sailors to offshore racing and cruising yachts. Sailors of all levels of interest and ability will find information they can apply to their own boats and sail choices.


The Book Sailing Fundamentals
The Author Gary Jobson
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2008-09-08
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 224
ISBN 1439136785
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, with over 150 line drawings and photographs. Written by America’s foremost instructional authority, the new edition of Sailing Fundamentals combines the training programs of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association, it is also used in the programs of many yacht clubs, colleges, and sailing groups. Unlike most introductory sailing books, which reflect the biases and idiosyncrasies of their authors, Sailing Fundamentals has been extensively pretested by ASA professional instructors to ensure that it offers the fastest, easiest, most systematic way to learn basic sailing and basic coastal cruising. This book covers every aspect of beginning sailing—from hoisting sail to docking and anchoring—and specifically prepares the learner to qualify for sailing certification according to international standards. Widely acclaimed author Gary Jobson has won several major races, including the 1977 America’s Cup victory as tactician aboard Courageous. He was head sailing coach at the US Naval Academy, and has conducted sailing clinics across the country.