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The sailing handbook. A complete guide for beginners

Артикул: 00816731
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Издательство: Adlard Coles Nautical (все книги издательства)
Место издания: London
ISBN: 978-0-7136-7936-6
Год: 2006
Формат: 145x225
Переплет: Мягкая обложка
Страниц: 224
Вес: 475 г
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"The Sailing Handbook" is the ideal guide for anyone who wants to get the most out of sailing. Brightly presented, clear and accessible, it is designed to teach the basics of sailing, increase your enjoyment of the sport, improve your technique, and ultimately, enable you to take part in professional competitions.

Designed for easy reference, with over 500 colour photographs and explanatory illustrations, it presents clear and comprehensive guidance on the different parts of a boat. It helps in choosing a boat for pleasure and performance. It explains: how a boat sails; its fittings and equipment; how to anchor and pick up a mooring; handling ropes; navigating; understanding tides and buoyage; using radar; reading the weather; safety at sea; care and repair of the boat; and buying, selling, chartering and insuring.

"The Sailing Handbook" is ideal for novices of all ages.

Содержание

INTRODUCTION TO SAILING
The pioneers

KNOW YOUR BOAT
Parts of a yacht
Anatomy of a boat
GRP construction
Wooden construction
Metal construction
Standing rigging

WIND AND POWER
Choosing sails
How a boat sails
Setting the sails
Close-hauled Reaching
Before the wind
Spinnakers and cruising chutes
Light-weather sailing

CRUISING
Choosing a cruiser
Layout below deck
The galley and head

ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES
Successful mooring and berthing
Moorings, piles and berths
Choice of anchor Foredeck fittings

The evolution of yachts and yachting

Running rigging
The range of ropes
The important knots
How to handle a rope
Splices and eyes
Whipping and seizing techn

Leisurely cruising
Reefing for heavy weather
Riding out a storm
Rules of racing
Engine basics
How much power?
Engine installations
Handling under power

Personal security
Staying warm and dry
How to anchor
Two anchors for security
Anchoring emergencies

NAVIGATION AND WEATHER
Using a compass
Fixing a position
Using the chart
The language of charts
Sounding the depths
Working the tides
The distance run
The use of radar

CRUISING GROUNDS
Planning a passage
Northern Europe
The Mediterranean
The Caribbean

SAFETY AT SEA
Equipping for safety
Signalling for help
Recovering a man overboard
Steering failures
Rigging failures

APPENDICES
Care and repair
Boats and the Law
International
Code of Signals
Facts and figures
Buoyage system
Navigating by sextant
Collision regulations
GPS navigation
Electronic charts
Weather patterns
Interpreting the forecast
The visual clues

USA: The East Coast
USA: The West Coast
The Great Lakes
Australasia

Fire hazards
Abandoning ship
Survival in the water
Medical emergencies/1
Medical emergencies/2

Glossary
Index
Acknowledgements

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