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post #113 of Old 02-08-2007
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Complete Sailor, The: Learning the Art of Sailing by David Seidman

A lot of peeps suggested this one. I'm a newbie, will be sailing for the 1st time in April - but in the mean time I've been reading up - was at a Phils Sailing Club meeting last night and someone mentioned to me about how at first there's a lot of terminolgy that I will not understand and "port" and "starboard" was mentioned - c'mon - In Sept/Oct I downloaded a whole lot of different pages about Sailing Terms, Sailing Glossay, List of Sailing Terms, etc... - I understand some basics but I could not comprehend the tems for sailing in different angles to the wind: Close-Hauled, Close REach, Beam Reash, Far Reach, etc. David Chapman's book has an excellent drawing and now I totally understand - I'd recommend that one
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