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Hello All,

I'm sure this has been asked before...but I can't find where. I'm looking to purchase a good book on the skills of sailing! Done the library thing and found a lot on Amazon, but still haven't found that right resource.

There must be one book that covers most of our needs...detailed, easy reading and enjoyable.

Your thoughts are appreciated.

Cheers,

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Learn to Sail- Annapolis Sailing School Guide

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Hello All,

I'm sure this has been asked before...
You are correct Ron...and using the Search feature of this forum will yield plenty of results.

My preference is
Amazon.com: The Annapolis Book of Seamanship, 3rd Edition Revised (9780684854205): John Rousmaniere, Mark Smith: Books Amazon.com: The Annapolis Book of Seamanship, 3rd Edition Revised (9780684854205): John Rousmaniere, Mark Smith: Books


and the accompanying 5 DVD set you can borrow from Netflix. (if you have Netflix)


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Ron,

I find the aforementioned (always wanted to use that word) book a little technical for what it seems you are looking for. I suggest . . . Sailing for Dummies. No, really. If you're really just starting out, they really dumb down the subject matter to an understandable level so you aren't scrubbing your brain for the correct terminology. Get comfortable with the concepts, then move up to ABOS. Grab a book on sail trim too.
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The American Sailing Association series is good for sailing fundamentals. I also recommend Chapmans for all thing about seamanship.
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The Complete Sailor. I got mine for the Kindle. Much of it is exactly the same as the textbook I got when I took my sailing lessons (US Sailing - Basic Keelboat) but goes further on some topics. I think the explanations and diagrams in The Complete Sailor are better in many instances.
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Hello All,

I'm sure this has been asked before...but I can't find where. I'm looking to purchase a good book on the skills of sailing! Done the library thing and found a lot on Amazon, but still haven't found that right resource.

There must be one book that covers most of our needs...detailed, easy reading and enjoyable.

Your thoughts are appreciated.

Cheers,

Ron

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Amazon.com: Sailing for Dummies (0785555550391): J. J. Isler, Peter Isler: Books Amazon.com: Sailing for Dummies (0785555550391): J. J. Isler, Peter Isler: Books


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I've seen Sailing for Dummies teach a lot of smart people the basics.

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Here is a great book. It gives you an overview of many aspects of sailing. I constantly use it as a referece or refresher.

Amazon.com: The Complete Sailor: Learning the Art of Sailing (9780070571310): David Seidman: Books
+1 very good book. sections are short so it makes good reading in bed, you can read a section or two and then fall asleep and dream about sailing. Each lesson is only a page or two, with lots of illustrations.
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