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Sailing for Dummies

Australian and New Zealand Edition

By J. J. Isler, Peter Isler, Tony Hollins

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Format: Paperback, 496 pages
Published In: Australia, 25 July 2007
Go sailing in a dinghy, a yacht or try windsurfing Want to sail into the sunset but don't know port from starboard? Don't worry! Sailing For Dummies, Australian and New Zealand Edition, covers the latest on boats, gear and racing. This hands-on guide helps you chart a course to sailing success, from getting familiar with nautical terms and seamanship basics to setting sail, navigating, docking and anchoring -- even riding out a storm. Discover how to: * Get your feet wet at a sailing school * Launch a boat and manoeuvre under sail * Navigate, anchor and dock * Charter a boat or go racing * Choose and care for a boat

About the Author

JJ Isler won Olympic sailing medals in Sydney and Barcelona. Peter Isler won the America's Cup twice as navigator aboard Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes. Tony Hollins has been sailing all his life and is a developer of navigation software.

EAN: 9780731406449
ISBN: 0731406443
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
Dimensions: 23.5 x 18.8 x 3.7 centimetres (0.43 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Robyn Mulvena on
 
It's a great book - answers all the questions, Is well set out
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I’ve always found the colour theme to this series is atrocious. Yes it gets the potential buyers attention with its emergency like bio hazard colour theme, but it completely depersonalizes the book, and when it is a dummy book about human emotions or sex, that’s hardly appealing to pick up and read, let alone have it on your bookshelf at home. It really screams mass production, can’t be lazed designing the cover. I found this book particularly entertaining, it turns out it is more helpful than I thought it would be. The content is pretty relevant, and the topics are split into logical groups to break down and really build your knowledge from ground up via a good contents page. They are really experts at the whole subject, so it’s a reliable source of info.

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