The Crew's Pocketbook
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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 experienced sailors.