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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
For boating novices?whether you're a guest, part of a private charter, or in a
sailing club?everything you need to know to stay safe at sea
Spending a day on a yacht is not all martinis and sunscreen. Climbing onto a
yacht for many land-lovers is a little like stepping onto the moon. The Crew's
Pocketbook offers newcomers to a small seaworthy vessel a friendly, jargon-free
introduction to the art of sailing, with helpful diagrams and illustrations
that take some of the mystery and possible hazard out of sailing. The book
explains exactly how a yacht works, as well as other basics like climbing
onboard, acquainting one's self with onboard amenities (including a marine
watercloset), and becoming a help to the skipper. Illustrated with diagrams and
photographs that demonstrate the art and everyday craft of sailing With simple
explanations of how a yacht works and key vocabulary Offers guidance for more
experienced sailors on knots, maneuvers, and sail trim
An onboard companion for anyone on their first yachting excursion, The Crew's
Pocketbook is also a useful reference for more experiencedsailors.