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Kids Books Books about living on a sailboat. Over 40 books and CDs on how to prepare, which boat to buy, what to eat and where to go. To add an item to your shopping cart click on the buy from Amazon button on the left.
To read more reviews, learn more about the book, or see if used ones are available without adding it to your cart, click on the title above the review. Close the window to return here. If the book you are looking for is not in one of our Bookstore Sections, use the search box at the bottom of the page to find what you want. Cruising Is Contagious by Charles E. Kanter Photographer , et al Reviewer: Maggie from Miami, Florida Cruising is Contagious is a collection of essays, anecdotes, humorous vignettes and just plain good sailing sense that will inspire all, from the full time live aboard and those aspiring to be to the day sailor.
All throughout the book are humorous stories of lessons learned from experiences such as having pets and plants on board, and more sober reflections on safety and prudence while sailing. I enjoyed reading about the cultural differences found in our neighboring Carribean countries, like Bahamas and Cuba.
Know It All. This book is all about the emotions and realities of cruising. The chapter tiltes tell it all. Would I buy again? Absolutely- If this title appeals to you the book will deliver. A two thumbs up! Racing the Ice to Cape Horn by Frank Guernsey, et al Book Description Frank Guernsey lived through this tale of his record setting nonstop journey, sailing single-handed from Southern California, around Cape Horn to Uruguay, in a twenty-four foot engineless sailboat.
Cy Zoerner put this harrowing adventure into words as no other author could. As Frank revealed the story to Cy he began to wonder, as would we all, what could drive a man to commit to an outrageously dangerous undertaking in such a small craft.
After endless hours discussing life and love with Frank, Cy understood and a story, like no other, poured forth.
This will be the best sailing adventure you will ever read and quite possibly the best book you will read for years to come. The greatest fiction can not match the adventures and life of Frank Guernsey. Some of the topics are still breathtaking in their implications for the future of sailing such as sailing dead downwind faster than the wind. Already practical yachts have sailed straight into the wind, and it just awaits the technology to acheive this down wind trick.
As well there are straight forward guides as to how to handle a yacht in the real world of racing, as well as sobering discussions on the effects of breaking seas. All in all it has made me a far more aware sailor with the knowledge to plan for exciting sailing and future fun. The science behind it all is fluid dynamics The explanations of how each individual sail works are very clear. Even more vital is the knowledge of how the foresail and main interact, how that impacts on boat speed and performance and how you can use that to improve your sailing.
The explanation of "the slot", how it works and why the "myths" are "myths" I found particularly revealing! The other feature that appealed to me was the balance between the technicalities and other aspects. The practical assessment of different sail materials was great, and the history and anecdotes of how modern sail design grew up is absorbing. Senior from Easton, Conneticut This is American Sailing Association textbook for more advanced sailing topics and the the second of a series.
The major plus of this book is that it teaches you how to sail with all the information you need to learn in the proper order you should learn it. There is an advantage in learning the material in a time tested manner. Every time an instructor like the author, Harry Munns, teaches a course it gets better.
This book gets the benefit of his tried and true, tested methods of sailing instruction. It works well. Reading the books and then taking the courses will give you a jump start on your sailing skills. Most sailors have knowledge like swiss cheeze--with lots of holes. The books will give you knowledge like American Cheeze--no holes.
Read them and then take the courses for maximum effectiveness. This is the path to skill, safety, and confidence on the water. Use this to search Amazon!
Originally from South Africa, he built his first ocean-going yacht in his backyard. Then, he and his wife Estelle sailed 30, nautical miles, visiting more than 40 countries. They are now proud citizens of the United States, living aboard most often in south Florida and Annapolis, Maryland. Stephen and Estelle have made multiple ocean voyages and participated in races and rallies in support of catamaran sailing. He most recently won the Bahamas leg of the Caribbean rally on a Prout 50 catamaran. They also — along with 60 other sailboats — took part in a rally to increase cooperation and relations between Cuban and United States sailing organizations.
About this title Cruising Fundamentals provides the tools necessary to make the transition from basic sailing to competent coastal cruising. Sailors interested in learning how to sail and live aboard a 30 foot to 50 foot auxiliary-powered sailboat will find a wealth of practical skills in this book, from simple instruction on plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems to navigation, weather prediction, and anchoring techniques. Cruising Fundamentals is the official American Sailing Association guide to intermediate coastal cruising and bareboat chartering. Sailing schools, yacht clubs, and other educational institutions throughout North America use this book as a text and indispensable resource in their teaching. Unlike other books on similar subjects, Cruising Fundamentals presents material in a chronology that has proven effective with thousands of developing sailors. Cruising Fundamentals is more than a book; it is a complete course that can benefit any sailor who desires to enter the exciting world of sailboat cruising.
Multihull cruising fundamentals