Sailing for Dummies
With the increasing popularity of sailing along with the technological improvements in navigation, this second edition covers every aspect involved in sailing and owning a boat
Part I: Before You Get Your Feet Wet.
Chapter 1: Ready, Set, Go: Time to Start Sailing.
Chapter 2: Knowing Where You Can Learn: Classes and Sailing Schools.
Chapter 3: Planning Ahead: What to Wear and What to Bring.
Chapter 4: Before You Leave the Dock.
Part II: Casting Off and Sailing Away.
Chapter 5: Going Sailing: Just the Basics, Please.
Chapter 6: Leaving the Dock (And Coming Back).
Chapter 7: Safety: One Hand for the Boat, One Hand for Yourself.
Chapter 8: All about Weather: Red Sky at Night.
Chapter 9: Navigation: Holding Your Course.
Chapter 10: Anchors Away: Anchoring Your Boat.
Part III: Sailing Fast: Taking Your Sailing to the Next Level.
Chapter 11: The Need for Speed: Sailing Fast.
Chapter 12: Trimming Your Sails for Speed.
Chapter 13: Racing Sailboats: Going for the Gold.
Part IV: Sailing Away for a Year and a Day.
Chapter 14: Encountering Sailing Emergencies (And How to Handle Them).
Chapter 15: Caring for Your Craft.
Chapter 16: Cruising with Children.
Chapter 17: Chartering: Changes in Latitude.
Chapter 18: Sailing Sailboards.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Nautical Knots and How to Tie Them.
Chapter 20: Ten Questions to Ask Yourself When Buying a Sailboat.
Part VI: The Appendixes.