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Paperback Sailing Fundamentals Book

ISBN: 0743273087

ISBN13: 9780743273084

Sailing Fundamentals

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With over 150 line drawings and photographs, and clear, detailed coursework covering every aspect of beginning sailing--from hoisting sail to docking and anchoring--Sailing Fundamentals is the authoritative text designed to prepare the learning sailor for certification according to international standards. Written by America's foremost instructional authority, the new edition of Sailing Fundamentals is the official learn-to-sail manual of the United...

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Good Beginners Book

I read this book early in my first experiences with keel-boats. It is written simply and brings the total novice up to the point where he or she can apply their knowledge with some minimal guidance and sail a boat. After a day or two with this type of experience, they would certainly be fine on their own, as long as they don't plan to challenge their skills. A great book, for the novice, but don't forget to invest a few bucks in references to help you advance beyond the basics!

The Best Sailing Manual Ever Written

Jobson makes sailing easy for anyone to understand. If you're new to the sport, this is the book to read. If it's the only book you're going to buy - you won't be sorry! I used this book as ASA certification, but that does not limit the usage for general knowledge.

Tried and Tested Material

This is American Sailing Association textbook for beginning sailors and closely tied to the ASA certification program.Why should you consider certification? Many people don't want to own a boat and prefer to charter. This is more economical than boat ownership. To have the freedom to charter anywhere in the world you need to be able to prove to the charter companies that you know what you are doing. That is where certification comes in. An ASA certification is a big plus when you are in Hawaii on vacation and want to rent a keelboat for a couple of hours. Or if you want to charter a big boat in the British Virgin Islands for a week. Try to do that without a certification! 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. This book gets the benefit of tried and true, tested, proven methods of sailing instruction that work. The material is presented in the order in which you should learn itReading the book and then taking the course 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.Buy the book--you won't regret it. Read it and take the course for maximum effectiveness. This is the path to skill, safety, and confidence on the water.

excellent primer

This book covers the fundamentals, as agreed on by several authorities, succinctly and clearly. The thing that sets this apart from the rest is that it's layout is tailored to meet the requirements of the ASA and USGS certification and is used as their official textbook.

best book for begining sailers

This book will teach you the baisics of sailing in a way thats easy to understand. Theirs a lot to learn if your a beginer. Gary Jobson did a good job of simplifying it a little.
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