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Hardcover The Glenans Manual of Sailing Book

ISBN: 0715300164

ISBN13: 9780715300169

The Glenans Manual of Sailing

The Glenans Sailing School has an international reputation for the quality of its teaching, and its instructors have combined their knowledge to produce this comprehensive manual of sailing. This new... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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great, but with a French accent

I found the book to be very helpful if a little too detailed. My only real complaint is that some of the French humor doesn't translate well into English, leading to some distracting prose.

Exhaustively thorough

This book has to be the most complete single book on sailing. Among the topics covered are sailboarding, fiberglass repair, and catamaran trim. The book does have a European bias, however, so the sections on weather and buoyage aren't as useful for an American audience as, say, those in the Annapolis book. It also has quirky sidebars, like how to make a collapsing log. It's an invaluable reference and a good read.

This is an excellent one-volume guide to practical sailing

The Glenans school has been teaching sailing since WWII, and the wealth of practical experience they have shows in this book. This is the best single volume on sailing that I have seen; it combines clear explanations of the physics behind sailing with a vast amount of hands-on knowledge.For American readers, I will point out two caveats: firstly, in the chapter on meteorology, the book spends a fair amount of time discussing Mediterranean weather. Secondly, when discussing bouyage, the book uses the European system, which is different than the American one (the difference is explained in a sidebar.)I highly recommend this book to any sailor.
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