Dinghy Sailing Start to Finish

From Beginner to Advanced: The Perfect Guide to Improving your Sailing Skills

Barry Pickthall

This easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide takes you through the basic principles, preparing to sail, your first sail, advanced sailing and the basics of racing. It includes advice on choosing a dinghy, essential gear, sailing manoeuvres, tides, wind and weather, all taken from the courses delivered by the UK's biggest sailing school, the UKSA.
Date Published :
January 2021
Publisher :
Fernhurst Books
Series :
Boating Start to Finish
Illustration :
217 Halftones, color; 142 Illustrations, color
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781912621071
Pages : 184
Dimensions : 7.75 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$24.95

Overview
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Dinghy Sailing Start to Finish is the perfect book for you if you are new to sailing, or if you are an experienced dinghy sailor wanting to broaden your skills and develop your techniques. You will enjoy your dinghy sailing more with greater knowledge.
This easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide takes you through the basic principles, preparing to sail, your first sail, advanced sailing and the basics of racing. It includes advice on choosing a dinghy, essential gear, sailing manoeuvres, tides, wind and weather, all taken from the courses delivered by the UK’s biggest sailing school, the UKSA.
This book is accessible to all levels, giving those new to sailing straightforward advice, and showing experienced sailors how to take their sailing to the next level with tips on how to sail faster and safer. It covers single-handed and double-handed dinghies and catamarans.
This book is packed with hundreds of illustrations and photographs, and is a great way to learn, develop and refresh your sailing skills.

About The Author
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Barry Pickthall is a respected sports writer and photographer and has been covering all aspects of sailing and boating for the past 35 years, 20 of them as a yachting correspondent to The Times newspaper. He has been covering the international stage for the past 4 decades from the Olympics to America's Cup and Round the World Races. Barry is also a qualified sailing instructor – having graduated from one of the first courses held at the UKSA.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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GETTING STARTED

BASIC PRINCIPLES: Parts of the boat, The rig, The science of sailing, Points of sail, Choosing a dinghy, Transporting dinghies, Knots, ropes and running rigging, Essential gear

PREPARING TO SAIL: What to wear, Rigging the boat, Launching, Rules of the road, Wind and tides, Telltale signs of the weather

FIRST SAIL: Balance, sail, trim, Tacking, Trim, Sailing downwind, Gybing, Capsize and recovery, Returning to shore

ADVANCED SAILING: Trapezing, Tacking, Spinnaker handling, Asymmetric spinnakers, Catamarans, Tuning, Heavy weather sailing

BASICS OF RACING: The start, Around the course

Glossary of terms

Acknowledgements

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