Written by expert sailing instructor Duncan Wells, this accessible, easy to follow handbook contains tried and tested techniques and advice on sail setting, mooring, anchoring, navigation, sailing in heavy weather and more. Step by step photographs, diagrams and clear instructions guide you through each tip, making it perfect if you need to dip in for help with a particular sailing problem.
Areas covered in the book include:
Calculate the displacement speed of your hull.
Calculate the speed of the tide by eye.
Calibrate the depth sounder.
Follow the rule of the road.
Look after your zips.
Pick up buoys from the cockpit.
Reef early for an easy life.
Use the chart plotter to calculate when to tack.
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