US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport of sailing, released a book, “Learn Sailing Right! Beginning Sailing.”
Written by the country's leading professional sailing instructors, the book helps beginning sailors gain confidence by using easy-to-understand text and graphics.
The book starts with a tour of a typical small sailboat, and explains the concepts of how sails harness the wind to move a boat through the water. The next step puts the sailor on board the boat and describes how to steer and adjust the sails to go in the right direction. The book wraps up with seamanship skills that make sailing safer and easier.
The foreword is written by renowned sailing commentator, historian and expert sailor Gary Jobson.
"For the first time aspirant sailing might seem intimidating, but thanks to Learn Sailing Right!, one can quickly understand the concepts thanks to simple diagrams and clear descriptions," Jobson writes. "This book gets right to the basics and serves as a practical guide and handy reference for the entire crew.”
The 64-page “Learn Sailing Right!” is now available online through the US Sailing store at http://store.ussailing.org. The cost of the book is $17.95 ($12.50 for US Sailing members).