Stress-free Sailing

Single and Short-handed Techniques

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Author: Duncan Wells

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472919742

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 5145

The vast majority of sailing yacht scenarios comprise a couple sailing the boat together, and needing to carry out all manoeuvres and activities themselves with no help from a back-up crew. Their boat handling, navigation, sail handling, anchoring and mooring skills all have to be carried out both efficiently and effectively, preferably with the minimum of physical effort (to conserve energy). But most sailing technique books assume a crew of 3 or 4, all willing to lend a hand. This book is therefore a first, addressing the most common sailing scenarios that anyone cruising will have to deal with, and providing clever, original, highly effective (and most importantly successfully tried and tested by the author) techniques and solutions for dealing with the huge variety of essential operations on a boat – from sail setting and reefing, to picking up mooring buoys in a variety of wind and tide situations, anchoring, berthing and leaving a pontoon shorthanded, picking up a man overboard, sailing in fog and heavy weather – and even going up the mast. This book will be a godsend to anyone sailing single or shorthanded – including couples with young children who need to be supervised by one parent whilst the other runs the boat. Organised into techniques for different cruising scenarios, the book features step by step sequential photos showing exactly how to approach each situation and carry out the task in hand.

Stress-free Sailing

Single and Short-handed Techniques

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Author: Duncan Wells

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472907434

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 5426

The vast majority of sailing yacht scenarios comprise a couple sailing the boat together, needing to carry out all maneuvers and activities themselves with no help from a back-up crew. Their boat handling, navigation, sail handling, anchoring, and mooring skills all have to be carried out both efficiently and effectively, preferably with a minimum of physical effort (to conserve energy). But most sailing technique books assume a crew of three or four, all willing to lend a hand. This book is therefore a first, addressing the most common sailing scenarios that anyone cruising will have to deal with, and providing clever, original, highly effective (and most important, successfully tried and tested by the author) techniques and solutions for dealing with the huge variety of essential operations on a boat--from sail setting and reefing; to picking up mooring buoys in a variety of wind and tide situations; to anchoring, berthing, and leaving a pontoon shorthanded; to picking up a man overboard; to sailing in fog and heavy weather--and even going up the mast. This book will be a godsend to anyone sailing solo or shorthanded--including couples with young children who need to be supervised by one parent whilst the other runs the boat. Organized into techniques for different cruising scenarios, the book features step-by-step sequential photos showing exactly how to approach each situation and carry out the task at hand.

Stress-Free Motorboating

Single and Short-Handed Techniques

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Author: Duncan Wells

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472947304

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 8814

Stress-free Motorboating is the answer to all single- or short-handed crews' prayers. Highly illustrated with step by step photographs, this unique handbook tackles the most common motorboating situations anyone cruising along the coast or river will have to manage - whether cruising along a river or the coast. It covers tricky procedures for getting off (and then back on) a marina berth, anchoring, mooring to a buoy or jetty, motoring in big seas, entering locks, and even picking up a man overboard, with QR codes linking to helpful instructional action videos. Essential advice is given about fuel monitoring, engine care and maintenance, looking after batteries, and many more issues specific to motorboats. Stress-free Motorboating will be a godsend to all crews, whether aboard a 35-footer, a sports runabout or a 60-foot displacement cruiser, whether crossing the Channel or just pottering along the coast or a river.

Sailing Fundamentals

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Author: Gary Jobson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439136782

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 8290

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.

Singlehanded Sailing

Thoughts, Tips, Techniques & Tactics

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Author: Andrew Evans

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071836543

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 3482

"It takes thousands of hours of sailing to get the kind of knowledge contained in this book." -- from the Foreword by Bruce Schwab The ONLY bible for how to sail your boat fast, safe, and alone Solo sailing is within any sailor's grasp with a little forethought--and this essential guide. Got a 35-foot sailboat? No problem. Is the wind blowing 20 knots? No problem. Are you racing offshore overnight? Even better. Singlehander Andrew Evans learned the hard way how to sail and race alone--with lots of mishaps, including broaches and a near tumbling over a waterfall--and in Singlehanded Sailing he shares the techniques, tips, and tactics he has developed to make his solo sailing adventures safe and enriching. Learn everything you need to know to meet any solo challenge, including: Managing the power consumption aboard a boat to feed the electric autopilot Setting and gybing a spinnaker Finding time to sleep Dealing with heavy weather

My Old Man and the Sea

A Father and Son Sail Around Cape Horn

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Author: Daniel Hays

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565121023

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 227

View: 8511

Traces a father and son journey around South America in a tiny boat they built together

One Hand for Yourself, One for the Ship

The Essentials of Single-Handed Sailing

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Author: Tristan Jones

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 9780924486036

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 226

View: 7780

Blending a highly personal perspective on the challenge of single-handed sailing with detailed advice, this guide gives counsel on craft selection and preparation, self-steering devices, emergency gear and tools, and other practical matters

Maneuver and Dock Your Sailboat Under Power

High Winds, Current, Tight Marina, Backing In? No Problems!

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Author: Grant Headifen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944824068

Category:

Page: 136

View: 4016

If you skipper a sailboat, you know the inherent dangers of docking and maneuvering in a tight marina with high winds and current. Just one ding can cost hundreds of dollars and worse than that, major embarrassment. The experts at NauticEd offer a painless solution with this concise series of practice exercises using real maneuvering techniques --with clear explanations on how you can always be in full control or your boat in the marina. Once you master these exercises, you will confidently maneuver your sailboat in any marina in the world under whatever conditions are thrown at you. Grab this book, grab a friend, some (non-alcoholic) libations, and a sandwich and get out on the water for a fun enjoyable day of maneuvering practice. Here is what one of NauticEd's students had to say: "I've sailed for the last thirty-plus years and have a fifty-ton master's credential. I'm constantly learning something new or forgotten from NauticEd." Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports--books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Skippering a Small Keelboat: Skills from the Masters

Modern Lessons from the Fastest-Growing Global Sailing Education and Certification Program

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Author: Grant Headifen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944824044

Category:

Page: 192

View: 1879

Sail Confidently and Calmly in All Conditions. Sail a small keelboat up to twenty-five feet with ease in all nearshore conditions with this unique bookand start a foundation on which you can build a sailing resume that will give you the credentials to charter and skipper a boat in the Caribbeanor anywhere in the world. Grant Headifen and the experts at NauticEd have certified thousands of sailors for bareboat skippering in some of the most alluring seas of the world. NauticEd s resume-building system is accepted by yacht charter companies worldwide. "Skippering a Small Keelboat" offers everything you need to knowand with its unique, scannable QR codes providing clear instructional videos and animations, it is the next best thing to being on the water with an instructor at your side. It brings the book to life. The only thing missing is the water. Complete, concise, and based on Grant Headifen s grasp of how to teach sailing quickly and comprehensively, here are lessons on weather and sea conditions, rigging, anchoring, reading tides and currents, rules of the nautical road, safe and confident dockingand so much more. Here is what one of NauticEd s students had to say: I ve sailed for the last thirty-plus years and have a fifty-ton master s credential. I m constantly learning something new or forgotten from NauticEd. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sportsbooks about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a "New York Times" bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home. "

Practical Boat Owner's Sailing Around the UK and Ireland

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Author: Roger Oliver

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472906772

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 4321

This book, based on a highly successful series of articles in Practical Boat Owner magazine, is a detailed practical guide to sailing around the UK - all by means of day sails. Roger Oliver, a passionate sailor, explains his in-depth passage planning, boat preparations, weather checks and log-keeping, as well as his choice of routes, the detailed navigation, sail trim tips and on-passage maintenance, all for the benefit of sailors who have a yen to follow in his footsteps. Packed with a wealth of practical tips on seamanship, anchoring in high winds, coping with big seas, problem-solving, harnessing the tide, sailing short-handed and living aboard for extended cruising, this book will be a godsend to the many thousands of sailors who enjoy coastal cruising and who will discover (as did Roger) that it is perfectly possible to cruise around the whole of the UK in a series of day sails. With this book to hand, and inspired by Roger's detailed route maps and spectacular photographs, anyone can experience the thrill and enjoyment of sailing around the beautiful and varied UK coast from any starting point.

The New Book of Sail Trim

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Author: Ken Textor

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 9780924486814

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

View: 6892

Editor Ken Textor is a writer and sailing enthusiast.

Stress-Free Parenting in 12 Steps

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Author: Christiane Kutik

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 0863159710

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 96

View: 1717

When a child is born parents feel on top of the world, but stress and exhaustion can soon take over, leaving nerves frayed. In this concise, practical book Christiane Kutik highlights twelve simple steps for bringing some peace, composure and enjoyment back into everyday family life. She bases her approach on providing a solid underlying structure to family life, with clear roles, rules, routine and respect. She goes on to show how your family can grow together through incorporating enjoyable rituals, being responsive to your children, giving them the support they need and the space to develop their own abilities. She discusses ways to introduce moments of calm and spiritual connection into everyday life. She also stresses the importance of parents trying to make a little time for themselves to reflect on life and relax. This is a book written specifically for parents with no time and little energy -- short, easy-to-absorb and easy-to-implement steps to quickly improve family life.

Sail and Rig Tuning

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Author: Ivar Dedekam

Publisher: *Wiley Nautical

ISBN: 9781898660675

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 80

View: 4738

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

Untie the Lines

Setting Sail and Breaking Free

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Author: Emma Bamford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472928334

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 2898

In Casting Off we met Emma Bamford. Stressed out and fed up with London life, working 80-hour weeks and with no hint of a love life, Emma suddenly decided to quit her job, pack up her life and go and live with a man she's never met, and his cat, on a yacht in Borneo. In Casting Off we followed Emma on her amazing adventures as she sailed the globe in search of something more. We laughed, we cried and we 'aaahhhh'ed. Untie the Lines picks up where Casting Off left off. There's love in the air in the form of Guy, the handsome sailor Emma met in Casting Off. Will they sail off happily into the sunset together? And there's an abundance of sailing adventure to be had in the USA and Caribbean too. But there are also difficult times, as we follow Emma's journey through more heartache and anguish, as she is forced to return to London, to her old, crippling life. Things spiral out of control until one day Emma, exhausted and suffering from anxiety attacks, just can't take a step further along the same path any more and she is forced to seek help and admit that it's time to change things once and for all. Untie the Lines is another thrilling, funny and absorbing installment of Emma's life. It's also deeply moving and will ring true with anyone affected by the stresses and fast pace of modern life and the battle between head and heart.

Successfully Skipper a Sailboat

Modern Lessons from the Fastest-Growing Global Sailing Education and Certification Program

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Author: Grant Headifen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944824051

Category:

Page: 240

View: 3634

Take the first steps to become certified to charter a boat anywhere in the world. Imagine having the credentials to charter and skipper a boat in the Caribbeanor anywhere in the world. Grant Headifen and the experts at NauticEd have certified thousands of sailors for bareboat skippering in some of the most alluring seas of the world. NauticEd s resume-building system is accepted by yacht charter companies worldwide. "Successfully Skipper a Sailboat" offers everything you need to knowand with its unique, scannable QR codes providing clear instructional videos and animations, it is the next best thing to being on the water with an instructor at your side. Here is all you need to quickly learn how to confidently handle skippering and boat operations near shore with ease. NauticEd is the world s most advanced sailing education and sailing certification program, providing sailing training from basics to advanced education through entertaining and interactive multimedia online sailing courses and an unparalleled network of global training centers. No other program in the world can offer you this. Here is what just one of NauticEd s students had to say: I ve sailed for the last thirty-plus years, and have a fifty-ton master s credential. I m constantly learning something new or forgotten from NauticEd. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sportsbooks about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a "New York Times" bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home. "

The Summer Sail

A Novel

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Author: Wendy Francis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501188925

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9400

“A great summer read for fans of Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin.” (Library Journal) A trio of college friends who reunite aboard a cruise ship experience an unforgettable vacation in this compelling novel from the author of The Summer of Good Intentions, which was hailed as “everything a summer read should be” by Elin Hilderbrand. Three college roommates are celebrating a twentieth wedding anniversary by taking a cruise to Bermuda. As the ship pulls away from the pier, everyone is looking forward to lounging by the pool, sipping sunset cocktails, and reminiscing. Abby, the mother hen of the group, will be celebrating her wedding anniversary in style, even as she and her husband keep a secret from the group. Ambitious career woman Caroline happily anticipates several stress-free days away from her magazine job with her boyfriend, Javier, who may or may not be finally inspired to propose. And single mom Lee (annoyingly gorgeous and irresistibly popular in college) hopes she’ll win back the affections of her formerly sweet daughter Lacey, who after her first year in college, has inexplicably become a little bit of a monster. As the balmy pink shores of Bermuda come into view, tensions simmer, and old jealousies flare, sending the temperature from soothing to scorching in this engrossing tale of three best friends on a vacation they won’t soon forget—but not for the reasons they expect.

The Impractical Boat Owner

Tales and Trials from Years of Floundering Afloat

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Author: Dave Selby

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472944852

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 898

This is a book with no practical purpose whatsoever. As any fan of Dave's would probably guess, a book by him won't make you a better sailor, and it won't provide any instruction on boat maintenance. But it will entertain – his light but observational writings tap the rich well of all those things that sailors know but few dare admit. The Impractical Boat Owner is a collection of Dave's columns for Practical Boat Owner magazine, expanded for the book, and with additional 'Lessons Not Learned' hints and tips boxes, all accompanied by Jake Kavangh's wonderful cartoons. Taking us from Dave's first flounderings afloat to more recent, er, flounderings afloat, themes covered include: - first attempts at sailing - how not to sail singlehanded - mysteries of maintenance - how not to sail with a dog - the impenetrable mysteries of navigation and weather - how not to race With a Foreword by Mike Peyton, The Impractical Boatowner is an antidote to all that's written about expensive shiny new yachts, self-improvement, the quest for qualifications and practical skills.

Sell Up and Sail

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Author: Bill Cooper,Laurel Cooper

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 1574092197

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 1636

Format 6" x 9" Illus. 8 pp color section, 40 b&w photos - New edition of an international bestseller - An inspiration for many blue water cruisers - Fully updated with new material

Where the Magic Happens

How a Young Family Changed Their Lives and Sailed Around the World

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Author: Caspar Craven

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472949927

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 5930

In June 2009, Caspar and Nichola created a plan to sail around the world with their young children. Most people thought they were crazy. But over the past seven years they've embraced every moment of this momentous chapter of their lives. Five years of planning – the vision, the values, the practicalities, the realities, the excitement, the highs, the lows and the seemingly adventure-stopping obstacles – led to two wonderful years of living their dream – the magical and the scary; enjoying life and learning as a family. This is Caspar's story. It's a story of a fabulous sailing adventure but it's also so much more than that – it's an inspirational tale for all those wishing they could do the same; it's a practical guide to show you just how you can make it happen; it's a motivational story of leadership and teamwork within a family; and it's a funny, heart-warming tale of slightly unconventional family life. The fascinating narrative of Caspar's story is accompanied by useful text features such as tip boxes, sidebars and chapter summaries, so that the reader can easily extrapolate the necessary nuggets about how they can make the dream a reality.

Voyaging With Kids

A Guide to Family Life Afloat

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Author: Behan Gifford,Sara Dawn Johnson,Michael Robertson

Publisher: Lin and Larry Pardey

ISBN: 1929214332

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 8223

“A treasure-trove of useful, well-organized information on sea-going parenting.” —Gary “Cap’n Fatty” Goodlander, Author of Buy, Outfit and Sail Choosing a boat that is right for your family; handling the naysayers; keeping your children safe, healthy and entertained afloat—this inspirational and comprehensive guide may be just what you need to turn your dream into a reality. The three authors, who have each voyaged thousands of miles with children on board, provide a factual and balanced look at the realities of family life on the sea. From their own experience and with information from interviews with dozens of other voyaging parents, they discuss caring for an infant on board, handling the changing needs of children as they grow, education options, ensuring parents find the private time to keep their relationships in tune, and helping children make the eventual transition back to shore life. Added to the authors’ voices are sidebars from other cruising parents with specialized information on subjects as diverse as handling special diets and how your children can keep in touch with friends around the world. A unique bonus chapter, written by a dozen former cruising kids, looks at the long-term effects of breaking away from shoreside normalcy. A substantial appendix of resources provides valuable further information on the subjects covered in this book. It is said that every parent inflicts their lifestyle choices on their children. Read this book to find why heading out to sea with your children may be the most rewarding infliction of all.