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The Complete Sailor, Second Edition
 
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The Complete Sailor, Second Edition [Format Kindle]

David Seidman

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Revue de presse

“A real winner...a masterful blend of straightforward text with delightful and instructive illustrations. Quite simply a great primer on sailing and the world of boats for readers of all ages.” (Cruising World 2010-06-10)

“Teaches sailing with flair and poetry.” (Sail 2010-06-10)

“A great walk-through for the novice, both entertaining and thorough.” (Sailing 2010-06-10)

“Seidman’s explanation of wind and sailing is a work of art.” (The Herald 2010-06-10)

“A learn-to-sail book with heart.” (WoodenBoat 2010-06-10)

Présentation de l'éditeur

This is not just an instructional book---it's an insight into a sailor's approach to the sea, boats, and the ever-changing dynamic of wind on the water

"A learn-to-sail book with heart."--WoodenBoat

"A real winner...a masterful blend of straightforward text with delightful and instructive illustrations. Quite simply a great primer on sailing and the world of boats for readers of all ages."--Cruising World

"Teaches sailing with flair and poetry."--SAIL

"A great walk-through for the novice, both entertaining and thorough."--Sailing

"Sits in a class by itself. Elegantly simple, encyclopedic in scope, and a delightful reference for any novice—with lots to offer intermediate sailors, too."--Kalamazoo Gazette

If you never sailed, sailed once, or have sailed for a lifetime, this book is perfect for beginners but deep enough content for those interested in going beyond basics. Revised and expanded to include racing and GPS navigation, The Complete Sailor is not just a how-to sail book, but a book that teaches you how to become a sailor.

Inside you’ll find:

  • An all-in-one, comprehensive introduction to sailing
  • Up-to-date information on techniques and approaches offered by the changing nature of the sport
  • Exquisite pen-and-ink illustrations

Topics include: Wind Sense; Working Winds; Getting Underway; The Boat; Rigging; Sails; Under Power; Rules of the Road; Anchoring; Ropework; Marlinspike Seamanship; Emergencies; Sea and Sky; Navigation; Racing; Trailering


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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Fantastic book for beginner through intermediate 30 septembre 2001
Par G. Russell - Publié sur Amazon.com
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After sailing for 30 years, I was looking for a book for my children to use to give them a solid foundation. I ordered another 5 star book recommended by sailing schools, but ran across this one at the library.
This book is head and shoulders above the other. It covers all the basics in an easy to read style, and the huge number of detailed drawings are both beautiful and incredibly informative.
In addition to the basic stuff you need to know to sail a small boat, it also has a wealth of deeper information, about everything from bouyancy and balance, to boat construction and history.
I'm buying a copy for each of my kids, and recommending it to my sailing friends. As for the other books, I will probably either return them, or leave them to gather dust on a shelf.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Not the best book for a "true" beginner. 17 avril 2006
Par John Ergle - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I bought this book, as well as "Sailing for Dummies" and "Learning to Sail - the Annapolis sailing school guide for all ages", and I have to say, the Complete Sailor is the worst of the three, at least for someone who has no previous knowledge of sailing. It was an interesting book with a wide variety of topics covered, but I think it would be better suited to someone with at least a basic knowledge of how to sail. If you truly want to LEARN to sail, the Annapolis book is the best and simplest of the three, particularly if you're learning on a dinghy like me.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Better than Sailing For Dummies for dummies like me. 16 mars 2004
Par James Doughty - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I wish I had gotten this before I bought Sailing For Dummies. Sailing For Dummies somehow left me with a lot of unanswered basic questions about sailing. Complete Sailor answered those questions. Complete Sailor also has more illustrations that provide a clearer understanding of just what the heck the author's talking about.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A great first sailing book 28 mars 2001
Par wrenhunter - Publié sur Amazon.com
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A few years ago, I became interested in sailing, and came across this book at a local bookstore. I'm glad I did; it's a great introduction. It includes a lot of useful information presented in a straightforward manner, and also gives a good feel for nautical tradition (without being the least bit preachy). I've since done a bunch of sailing. I still think highly of this book, and have occasion to refer to it on questions of nautical terms and techniques.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 If you are going to buy on book on sailing... 22 octobre 2006
Par Traveller - Publié sur Amazon.com
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this is it!

If you are looking for a book that will give the basics of sailing, this book has it.

If you are looking for a long-term reference to remind you of the details, this is it.

If you are looking for a book to have on-board for novices during bareboat cruises, this is it.

If you are looking for a book that the novices could use to critique your skills, this is it.

Unfortunately, I purchased this book after going through ASA sailing school. I have read the ASA and the US Sail course books to the bareboat chartering level. From a sailing skills point of view, this book beats them hands down.

The illustrations are enchanting. They draw the reader into each topic. At the same time, the concisely present the key information needed to grasp the topic.

This will be coming with me on all of my bareboat trips!

Anyone got a scuba book like this?
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