Hardcover, 224 pages.
Condition: Book itself is in near fine condition, clean and bright with no strong marks of usage. A dedication inscription to former owner on front page. Shelf wear on dust jacket.
This is a book of commonsense about sailing aimed at the relatively inexperienced sailor who wishes to extend his activities. While based on sound theory it is primarily a practical book to be carried on board and referred to afloat. The author concentrates on matters of immediate concern to the yachtsman engaged in coastal and short offshore passages.
The contents include boat handling, basic navigation, harbour lore, safety afloat, the boat and the crew. It includes everything the small cruiser owner needs to know for short passage-making and takes especially into account the family sailor.
Published: David & Charles, 1977