This is sailboat cruising - By J. D. Sleightholme

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This is sailboat cruising

Written by: J. D. Sleightholme
Category: Non Fiction, Sport, Sailing

Book Details:

ISBN 10: 024552567X
ISBN 13: 9780245525674
Format: Hardback
Page Count: 168
Publisher: Nautical Publishing Co.
Date Published: 1976
Language: English

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Condition: Good (6163-1)
Notes: Picture is of actual book. Small tear to dust jacket otherwise excellent condition for age., Cover is slightly ripped


Using colour on every page to give unusually clear diagrams and realistic sailing scenes, this book covers the handling and techniques of sailing a modern cruiser, mainly from 20 to 35ft. The feel of sailing in coastal waters is captured in a new way. Owners and crews of sailing cruisers can absorb knowledge about getting the best from their boats in the nearest manner to the real thing. Using a radically different approach from the conventional yachting textbooks, the reader is taken straight on the boat floating freely at sea. From this point he has to recognize its behaviour and how to master it. Hull and sail balance, stiffness, windage, pitching, propeller effects and handling in a breeze and calm are graphically illustrated. From there the pages move on to necessary techniques such as berthing on quay- sides and in marinas, and how to keep away from common dangers. Later in the book passage making is considered with planning, navigation, weather problems and tidal strategy. Making a landfall is dealt with in pages that are amongst the most valuable in the book with emphasis on what is really seen instead of pencil lines on white charts. The author has developed over the years the art of representing "navigation by eye"" and this is his particular contribution to the art of cruising. There has never been a book on cruising under sail quite like this one: the visual impact remains of real use long after the supporting words have been read and absorbed.

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