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Learn to Sail in a Weekend (Learn in a Weekend) Paperback – 16 Jan 2002

4.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley; New Ed edition (16 Jan. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751302813
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751302813
  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 0.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 103,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Still as valid today as when it was written!
When I was approached by Dorling Kindersley to create this book, I was really excited about the whole concept behind the series. Not only were they trying to cover a wide range of popular sports and enable readers to do what the title says, but they had a dramatically new approach. We first decided on the content of each of the double-page spreads, then spent several weeks shooting all the photos and creating all the drawings, and only then did I sit down to write the words. The brief was very specific, and the result is a book which has translated easily into almost a dozen different langauge versions. The most rewarding thing for me is the fact that I've seen the book everywhere from the shelves in a French supermarket to the chart table of a yacht in Hong Kong Harbour, and I hope it continues to enthuse people for years. Enjoy it, and e-mail me with your comments!


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This book is a slim volume that covers the fundamental aspects of dinghy handling for the beginner. As a primer in the sport, the book largely consists of very clear diagrams and pictures. The textual content is short and to the point, so I would recommend this book if you are actively involved in learning to sail and just want the core concepts in a nutshell to act as a review of what you have learnt on a sailing course. For more in-depth information into the scientific / technical reasons why boats behave in the water the way they do and their general dynamics, look elsewhere. All in all, short and sweet; it does exactly what it says on the tin.
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An excellent publication, and the one book that we recommend to all our participants on our initial sailing courses. The book provides all the necessary information on the basic sailing terminology and provides clear instructions for the basic sailing manoeuvres.
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Wonderfully well-illustrated with detailed full-colour pictures - and succinctly captioned by a sailing enthusiast and expert. Gives 12 topics to grasp and, with some first-hand practical experience, you should then be able to cast off confidently and above all safely. It is surprisingly complex but always well explained. The instruction is mainly concerned with the dinghy sailor, but the principles are also relevant to bigger boats. The author does not forget those of us who are recreational sailors rather than competitive. The book is compact, concise and comprehensive.
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Learn to Sail in a Weekend (Learn in a Weekend)I paid a Penny for this Great little book that teaches you how to sail a dinghy it learns you everything you need to know about sailing highly recommended.
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great book covering the basics of sailing and recommended by sailing clubs. an excellent rya book in a handy size very clear cearvpages describing alk you need to sail well, now join a sailing club and enjoy
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This is the second 'Learn to Sail in a Weekend' book I've owned. The first book had been borrowed a few times, with gratitude. On the last occasion I'm sad to say it didn't come back; it's still out in the Med.
As I like the book so much for reference purposes I bought another one recently. I know it's really for dinghy sailing but I've progressed to yachts which are easier to sail and the principles are the same.
I really like the book and all that have borrowed it have too. There are plenty of really good diagrams.
All in all an excellent book.
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i bought this book and over a weekend i did learn the basics of dinghy sailing.worth buying.
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