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Start Sailing quick reference and learning guide


Start Sailing: learn to sail 

Start Sailing: Yachts

is an essential quick reference guide to starting sailing and becoming a competent crew member on a yacht. This app helps learn crewing skills, living aboard, parts of the boat, navigation, safety and useful boating words.


Start Sailing is an illustrated reference guide for novice sailors. The app is full of useful tips advising how to get started in sailing and become a competent crew member. Featuring more than 100 illustrations, Start Sailing provides at-a-glance information on a range of subjects. These include the parts of a boat, crewing skills, basic navigation and safety at sea.

There are seven main sections in Start Sailing:

KIT BAG advises on clothing, wet weather gear and the essentials to take with you. 

THE YACHT has annotated illustrations of the parts of a boat, to help you understand the layout above and below decks. 

LIVING ABOARD explains accepted practices about living on board a boat.

CREWING covers the practical aspects of boat handling, including coiling ropes, tying knots, hoisting sails and operating winches. This section explains how a boat is sailed at different angles to the wind, including tacking and gybing manoeuvres. All the various crewing skills required to become a competent crew are included.

NAVIGATING introduces the traditional navigation methods used for finding your way at sea. The section includes passage planning, how to use paper and electronic charts, as well as the weather and tides. 

SAFETY covers first aid, man overboard drills, fire prevention and personal flotation devices.

BOAT WORDS is a glossary explaining the meaning of more than 200 nautical terms.

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Start Sailing: learn to sail 

 ************Features and Benefits*******************

– Easy reference learning and revision tool for competent crew students.
– 100+ graphics and captions for clear, accurate explanations.
– 200+ boating terms explained in plain, easy to understand language.

Learn the basics

Whether preparing for a holiday afloat, or a short break with friends, it helps to know some of the basics before you go. If you are new to sailing, then having some knowledge before you join a yacht will make the trip much more enjoyable, however confident or fast a learner you may be. Start Sailing will help you get started and develop new skills.

The fun of sailing

Start Sailing will also help those who might lack confidence aboard a sailing boat and feel it best to remain a passenger and let others crew the boat. This app will guide them through what is involved and help them discover that the rewards from going sailing are about taking part.

Thank you for choosing Start Sailing: Yachts.

SafeSkipper1 day ago
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SafeSkipper2 days ago
“To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at sea... "cruising" it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.

"I've always wanted to sail to the south seas, but I can't afford it." What these men can't afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of "security." And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine - and before we know it our lives are gone.

What does a man need - really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in - and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That's all - in the material sense, and we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention for the sheer idiocy of the charade.

The years thunder by, The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.

Where, then, lies the answer? In choice. Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life? ”
― Sterling Hayden, Wanderer
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