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Interested in learning to sail but feel like you’renavigating in murky waters? Sailing for Dummies, SecondEdition introduces the basics of sailing, looks at thedifferent types of sailboats and their basic parts, and teaches youeverything you need to know before you leave the dock.

In Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition, two U.S. sailingchampions show you how to:

  • Find and choose a sailing school
  • Use life jackets correctly
  • Tie ten nautical knots
  • Handle sailing emergencies (such as capsizing and rescuing aman overboard)
  • Launch your boat from a trailer, ramp, or beach
  • Get your boat from point A to point B (and back again)
  • Predict and respond to water and wind conditions
  • Read charts, plot your course, use a compass, and find yourposition at sea

Sailing for Dummies shows you that getting out on thewater is easier than you think. The authors keep the sailor-speakto a minimum where possible, but give you a grasp of theterminology you need to safely and effectively communicate withyour crew. A textbook, user’s manual, and reference all inone, this book takes the intimidation out of sailing and gives youthe skills and confidence you need to get your feet wet and becomethe sailing pro you’ve always wanted to be. Anchors away!

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