Woman's Guide to Sailing: Everything You Need to Get Started

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Woman's Guide to Sailing: Everything You Need to Get Started
Woman's Guide to Sailing: Everything You Need to Get Started
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Are you a woman who has always dreamed of learning to sail?

Are you a woman who has always dreamed of learning to sail, but you found it too intimidating? Are you a woman sailor who wants to build your sailing confidence? If you want to be inspired and empowered to learn the amazing passion of sailing, this how-to sailing guide is written especially for women like you. Learn from Doris Colgate痴 lifetime of experience sailing and teaching women to sail. You値l learn with ease as she shares her best methods for teaching women to excel at sailing. You値l feel sure of yourself by gaining insights from a woman痴 perspective. You値l feel the camaraderie of the sisterhood of women sailors.

You値l learn how to:

  • Choose the right clothing, equipment, and sailing school
  • Use the proper sailing lingo
  • Use rigs and sails, knots and line handling
  • Know exactly what to do in an emergency
  • Use lifesaving and communications equipment
  • Navigate and understand tides and currents
  • Be in command of your boat using the power of the wind.

This definitive how-to sailing manual for women will take you from a beginner痴 level and get you wherever you want to go and back. You値l know the sailing secrets of experienced women sailors that took years to learn. And soon you値l feel the breeze in your hair, the sun on your face, and the pride of learning to sail successfully for a lifetime of fun and enjoyment.


Subject: How-to sailing guide for women. ISBN-10: 0070067201 | ISBN-13: 9780070067202 | McGraw-Hill 67201

Specifications
  • Publisher: Ragged Mountain Press
  • Author: Doris Colgate
  • Pages: 174 - Black & white photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 7.25 x 9.25 inches
  • ISBN: 978-0-07-006720-2
Table of Contents
Table of Contents Acknowledgments | Introduction: The many rewards of sailing; What is sailing?; About this book Chapter 1: Women and Sailing
A great fit for women | Why are women drawn to sailing? | Women who sail Chapter 2: How to Get Started
Choose a sailing school | What to expect on your first day | Normal apprehension | Step aboard | How does it feel? Chapter 3: Getting Comfortable with Sailing
Sailor talk | How a sailboat is measured | What makes a sailboat stable? | How sails are held up and controlled | How to talk about sails | Basic sailboat moves | Taking a sailboat through its paces Chapter 4: How to Sail Away and Return with Ease
Rig and hoist the sails | Getting underway | Sailing at last | Homeward bound Chapter 5: Using the Wind
Identifying wind direction | Setting your sails upwind and downwind | Making the boat react to you | Powering down for comfort and control | When you go aground | Crew-overboard recovery Chapter 6: Preparing Yourself and the Boat
Clothing for comfortable sailing | Diet and sailing | Lifesaving equipment | Communication with other boats and with shore | Electrical hazards | When a shroud or stay breaks | Knots and line handling Chapter 7: Smart Sailing
Why sail shape is important | The shape of speed | Weather and wind | Wind shifts and how to use them | Use of crew weight and placement Chapter 8: Navigation Rules and Techniques
Know the rules | The basic steps of navigation | Tides and currents Chapter 9: Tips for Sailing with Ease
Practice, practice, practice | Exercises for sailing | Personal matters | Keep on sailing Chapter 10: Resources
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