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The Sailing Handbook: A Complete Guide for Beginners Paperback – 25 Oct 2006

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical (25 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713679360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713679366
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.6 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'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.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By H. V. Gael on 16 Aug. 2010
misleading. The subtitle "Complete guide for beginners" may give the impression that this book starts from dinghy sailing. The principles of sailing are well explained but the rest of the book is more about yachting. This book is great reading and interesting for all sailing enthousiasts. I even would say: a must have for all sailing enthousiasts. Technically the book is also excellent: fine lay-out, good print and paper quality, great pictures and well explaining text. To the point. I often take it, read a few pages on an interesting topic, never did I find errors.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By griff on 18 Sept. 2011
This book was for a gift to someone who had just started to get interested in sailing. After speaking to the gift recipient he stated that it was just the book for him and is sure it will help all people who are starting out sailing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Toothslayer on 16 Jun. 2013
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This book is great. In clear narrative with good pictures, sailing is explained from basic principles to stuff I will never understand. But really enjoying the experience of sailing the high seas without leaving my office.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Kavanagh on 19 Oct. 2012
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I bought this book for my daughter in-law. She finds it to very informative and a definitive for learning to sail..
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I've been invited to go out with friends on this gorgeous yacht, and I know absolutely zilch about sailing, this book is fabulous for the complete beginner. I now have an idea about their terminology and won't feel completely lost when they're explaining something to me.
Wish me luck ;)
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Book arrived safe and in as new condition. Great little reference book for beginners and those with some experience. Easy to read and contents well laid out. I would buy from the seller again.
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Digestible, aided by lots of pictures. A brilliant way to get to terms with the theory. Concise but also simple
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By M. D. Turley on 27 July 2014
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not bad as summary of different aspects of sailing, probably better books with more depth available
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