Full colour with 150 fantastic, clear illustrations and 150 photographs, Dinghy Sailing: Start to Finish gives the reader a thorough, complete and visual guide to life on the water.
Packed with expert advice from the professionals at UKSA, the book covers:
* Parts of the boat - exploded illustrations of a dinghy and components
* How a boat sails - Sailing theory explained
* Points of sailing - Sailing a dinghy at different angles to the wind
* Choosing a dinghy - Types of boat and their suitability
* Preparing to sail - Safety afloat, practical clothing, rigging to launching.
* Knots and Ropes - Practical illustrations for basic knots and splices
* Transporting dinghies -Road trailer to roof racks
* Sailing for the first time - Balance, sail trim,
* Rowing and paddling -
* Rules of the road - Avoiding other boats, Rights of way, Basic racing rules.
* Understanding tides and currents
* Weather forecasting - How to spot tell-tale signs of change in wind and weather.
* Beating to windward
* Spinnaker handling
* Capsize and recovery
* Returning to shore
* Packing the dingy away
Advanced Dinghy Sailing
* High performance dinghies and catamarans
* Asymmetric spinnakers - Setting, handling and gybing
* Singlehanded sailing - dinghies and catamarans
* Tuning - dinghies and catamarans
* Heavy weather sailing - dinghies and catamarans
The Basics of Racing
* The start - Practical lessons and rules explained
* First leg tactics - Practical lessons and rules explained
* Reaching - Practical lessons and rules explained
* Running - Practical lessons and rules explained
Glossary of Terms
Keywords: Sailing, UKSASailing, Dinghy, Sailors, Guide, Yachting, Watersports, Maritime, Sports, Recreation, Inland, Offshore, Components, Theory, Clothing, Knots, Ropes, Rules, Tides, Forecasting, Maintenance. Boat, Sails, Rigging, Launching, Balance, Sail trim, Rowing and paddling, Racing rules, Tides and currents, Tacking, Gibing, Beating to windward, Reaching, Running, Spinnaker handling, Capsize and recovery, Returning to shore, Packing the dingy away, Maintenance