This is a detective thriller, packed with action and suspense, for the young, both boys and girls, the young at heart, and those who wish they still were. Care has been taken to ensure the non-nautical reader won't feel all at sea, so to give these shipmates a hand, the sometimes unusual phraseology is explained. But the author does want you to really feel you are climbing the ratlines, hauling yourself up by your cold hands grasping the greasy rigging, whilst you look up at the mast head swaying across the dark threatening clouds, before climbing onto the yardarm to bundle up the sail. It's also possible that some might think the idea of Knights Templar being involved is just a bit fanciful. Be assured there are still some afloat today. In this case, four teenage pupils from the Knights Templar School in the west of England (yes, it does exist!) outwit a criminal gang, the police and the customs, but delight the intelligence agencies.
Hop aboard for a wild sail across the oceans of the world with John Jourdane. This book chronicles 45 years of John's life sailing with oceans of the world. Travel from sailing sabots in California to sailing with Kings in Europe; from sailing the trade winds of Hawaii and Tahiti to racing around the world in the icy Roaring Forties near Antarctica; from cruising the beautiful atolls of Micronesia to visiting the wild game parks of South Africa. John is one of the world's most experienced offshore sailors, having sailed over 300,000 miles. He has crossed the Pacific Ocean 47 times, the Atlantic 12 times, and has circumnavigated the world 3 times, including 2 Whitbread Round the World Races. If you have an ounce of saltwater in your blood, you will love this book.
Interested in learning to sail but feel like you’re navigating in murky waters? Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition introduces the basics of sailing, looks at the different types of sailboats and their basic parts, and teaches you everything you need to know before you leave the dock. In Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition, two U.S. sailing champions 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 a man 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 your position at sea Sailing for Dummies shows you that getting out on the water is easier than you think. The authors keep the sailor-speak to a minimum where possible, but give you a grasp of the terminology you need to safely and effectively communicate with your crew. A textbook, user’s manual, and reference all in one, this book takes the intimidation out of sailing and gives you the skills and confidence you need to get your feet wet and become the sailing pro you’ve always wanted to be. Anchors away!
The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, with over 150 line drawings and photographs. Written by America’s foremost instructional authority, the new edition of Sailing Fundamentals combines the training programs of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association, it is also used in the programs of many yacht clubs, colleges, and sailing groups. Unlike most introductory sailing books, which reflect the biases and idiosyncrasies of their authors, Sailing Fundamentals has been extensively pretested by ASA professional instructors to ensure that it offers the fastest, easiest, most systematic way to learn basic sailing and basic coastal cruising. This book covers every aspect of beginning sailing—from hoisting sail to docking and anchoring—and specifically prepares the learner to qualify for sailing certification according to international standards. Widely acclaimed author Gary Jobson has won several major races, including the 1977 America’s Cup victory as tactician aboard Courageous. He was head sailing coach at the US Naval Academy, and has conducted sailing clinics across the country.
Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book documents early-20th-century sailing: boat types around the world, racing boats, odd and experimental vessels, more. Over 380 illustrations and photographs. Indexes. Bibliography.