...a comprehensive book, packed with good sense and apt descriptions.
(Yachting Montly, March 2012)
A genuine catch–all book about sailing that does the job of covering the many facets of the sport (Sailing Today, March 2013)
From the Back Cover
Covers the latest advances in electronic navigation
Get the know–how you need to sail safely and have fun
Want to sail into the sunset but don′t know port from starboard? Don′t worry! Now updated with the latest on boats, gear, and racing, this hands–on guide helps you chart a course to sailing success, from getting familiar with nautical terms and seamanship basics to setting sail, navigating, anchoring, and docking even riding out a storm.
- Get your feet wet at a sailing school
- Launch a boat and maneuver under sail
- Navigate, anchor, and dock
- Charter a boat or enter races
- Choose and care for a boat
Praise for Sailing For Dummies
"Provides an interesting read, easy instruction, and a handy reference work."
"Peter and JJ′s enthusiasm for the thrill and fun of sailing brings the comprehensive guide to life in every chapter. Whether you′re a novice or several years into this fascinating sport, the Islers′ knowledge and insight will speed you along your course to sailing mastery."
John Burnham, Editor of Cruising World magazine