As a novice, the information and knowledge that this book shares is excellent. If, like me, you don't know anything about the sport and want to learn from scratch, I really would recommend this as a purchase.
It just could have been better. The grammar is terrible and the spelling mistakes are just frustrating. Call me old fashioned, but the publishing editor should have cleaned this up. Such a shame. Still: good pictures and I'm not unhappy that I bought it. Compare it to a good book on general sailing and you'll see why I gave it only 3 stars.