'An essential companion for safe and exciting sailing, and provides the basics for one setting out to sail as a recreation or contemplating so. It may also enable the competent sailor to improve his technique and ultimately enable him to take part in professional competitions.... This could go down as one of the perfect starter books for those about to take up sailing.' -- The Nautical Magazine, February 2007
About the Author
Halsey C Herreshoff, the Consultant Editor, was the navigator of Courageous in the 1974 America's Cup. Contributing authors include Robin Knox-Johnston, Colin Mudie, Geoff Hales, Michael Richey, Bob Bond, John Oakley.