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A gift from my favorite uncle, Uncle Jack, who introduced me to sailing when I was a late teen and shared with me his love of the sea, sailing, sky and all things nautical. I love you Uncle Jack and miss you each time we push off from the dock and start anew another sail, just wish you could be aboard.
I've read many books about the fundamentals of sailing but none as good as this. Sailing Fundamentals is the book I used to get my ASA (American Sailing Association) certification, and I make sure to share it with new sailors. I would recommend that anyone who is interested in learning to sail read this book.
I recently started taking sailing lessons. The husband of a friend is retiring and considering using his passion for sailing and teaching to build a side gig offering sailing lessons. He offered several people the opportunity to be beta testers for his plan. The lessons are rigorous if a bit ad hoc. Our role is to help him formalize his approach. We meet once a week for 3-5 hours. We sail from late afternoon until just after sundown. I’m really enjoying myself. Unfortunately, a week has started
It's been many years since I was on a sailboat.My current plan is to join a local sailing club and get out on the water.With the pandemic currently easing its grip, and summer officially here, I thought it would be a good idea to read up! So, I checked this book out (along with a couple of others) from our local library. Man, was I rusty! Fortunately, this book is easy-to-read and features several "test yourself" sections. Reading Sailing Fundamentals, I now am more confident--and better prepare...
Good book to the beginner sailor. At the start it gives a good but not too comprehensive explanation on the parts of the boat, how they work and basic sailing. Then it discuses safety and general seamanship. After that it starts to briefly describe a lot of things of coastal cruising, and finally the book talks about specifically about boats.
Sailing is sort of a hobby I keep in a corner of the mind for when the opportunity arises. The book could have been better.
So far, so good! -- Good illustrations for 1st-timers..
book is ok, a bit dry, it was free with my sailing class. Like "The Complete Sailor" better.
I have learned that I don't know anything about knots.
A must-have beginners (detailed and complete) sailing instructional book.
Excellent book for beginning sailors!
Would you hop in a plane with a wannabe pilot who read "Flying Fundamentals"?I would to.Wanna go sailing?
going to take sailing lessons this summer and I should probably know more than absolutely nothing about it before i do
Lousy. New edition 100% improved.