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Not ready to sail after this, but certainly ready to read books about sailing now that I know what "beam reach" and "freeboard" and "tacking" (vs. "jibing") mean.
I can’t wait for a book to unseat Glenan’s Sailing Manual by Philippe Harle as my favorite book on sailing. That book is exceptional and it will be a gift when I find a more valuable way in invest my home study hours on the subject of sailing. Having just finished Sailing for Dummies, that moment will have to wait a bit longer.Sailing for Dummies isn’t a bad book. Of the three entry level books on sailing I’ve read, it is my second favorite. Unfortunately, the distance between last place and sec...
A little too focused on racing. I'm into sailing more for the crossings and island hopping. Great explanation of knots and anchoring. As sound as any textbook can be for the theoretical part of navigation.
Handy tips for novicesA good starter for novices. Simple and practical guides and explanations for sailing. Worth adding to boats library or on board Kindle.
The knowledgeThis book is full of the facts you need to start your competent sailing life. Have a fantastic time, be safe , be knowledgeable, and be prepared.
Great for dummies!
Great book and well written by people who know what they're talking about. You may get lost in the terms if this is your first time learning anything about sailing, but it is worth it to keep looking in the very complete glossary to get them all sorted out.If you are more experienced, there's something here for you too. Either way, you can learn a lot from this book.
Good basic understanding of terms, techniques and ways to enjoy sailing.
I read this book before I ever stepped foot on a sailboat. It certainly put me in a good spot to begin sailing lessons at the Community Boating center in Boston.
I read the first few chapters and they were very good. Since sailing lessons are on-hold for the foreseeable future, I set this aside to revisit later...someday!
SAILING FOR DUMMIES has a lot of good info and lingo in an easy-to-digest format for land-lubbers like me.