Hand, Reef and Steer: Traditional Sailing Skills for Classic Boats

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Januar 2005



In HAND, REEF & STEER - winner of the Best Book of the Sea Award - Tom explains the different sailing characteristics of classic craft and shares his grasp of the special skills required to handle them. Specifically, he shares step by step advice on setting up the rig; sail handling skills - hoisting, setting and reefing working sails; heavy and light air sailing; maneuvering a long-keel boat and dealing with heavy displacement; losing way, scandalizing and steering with sails; topsails, watersails, single-luff spinnakers and fisherman staysails and much, much more. HAND, REEF & STEER with its wonderful watercolor drawings and atmospheric photos will delight all who love the unique character and grace of classic craft.


Introduction I. Gaff in Perspective II. Forms and specifics III. Masts and spars IV. Standing rigging V. Running gear VI. Mainsails VII. Topsails VIII. Headsails IX. Making the rig work X. Shortening sail XI. Heavy weather XII. Light weather XIII. Downwind sailing XV. Practical Maneuvering XVI. The question of authenticity Appendices Index


Tom Cunliffe has written 25 books, including two "Best Books of the Sea" award winners. He is one of Britain's leading writers on sailing and the sea and has worked on vessels from dinghies to large gaff schooners. He edits The Shell Channel Pilot and is a columnist for Yachting Monthly, Yachting World and SAIL magazine.
EAN: 9781574092035
ISBN: 1574092030
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2005
Seitenanzahl: 178 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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