Sailing Fundamentals by Gary Jobson

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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.

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Gary Jobson is a world-class sailor who won the America's Cup and legendary Fastnet Race, both as tactician for Ted Turner. He is the president of U.S. Sailing, a sailing commentator for ESPN, and the editor at large of Cruising World and Sailing World magazines. He is the author of Championship Tactics, Gary Jobson's Championship Sailing, and The Winner's Guide to Optimist Sailing. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland. Cynthia Goss is a public relations professional and writer who specializes in helping businesses, organizations, and individuals tell their stories.
Published September 8, 2008 by Touchstone. 220 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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