We believe that Your First Sailing Handbook is
the first book you should read if you want to learn how to sail
and that it will always remain
No. 1 literature in your sailing library.
See the book highlights listed below.
The handbook was originally written as a supporting literature for the basic sailing course, so the content is divided into days which allows new topics to be introduced gradually. Handbook also contains two appendices: one practical and one theoretical.
Less text, more illustrations.
The handbook is not cluttered with unnecessary text. On the other hand, almost every explanation is accompanied by a simple, yet informative illustration.
All the procedures and maneuvers, together with assignments of the crew members, are explained in a straightforward, step-by-step manner.
Many practical tips.
You will find many practical tips throughout the handbook.
Popular misconceptions undeceived.
You might be surprised that majority of popular sailing literature contains faulty explanations of how sails work.Your First Sailing Handbook discusses these misconceptions, sheds some light on them and provides correct, scientifically proven explanations.
The glossary facilitates reading and adoption of the common sailing terminology, especially for novices.
List of references.
All the literature used in preparing the handbook is listed and referred to through the text, so interested reader may use this list as a starting point for further reading.
Easy navigation within the handbook.
This is an e-book and it uses hyperlinks to help you navigate back and forth through the content. Hyperlinks take you to a certain section, figure, reference or glossary entry.
The handbook was written by the sailing instructor who is also an electrical engineer with a PhD degree and has a lot of teaching experience in various fields.
Reviewed by experts.
The content has been revised by the senior sailing instructors and by the experts from the fields of naval architecture and meteorology.
What about other literature?
There are many excellent books about sailing, however some of them are overly comprehensive for novices, while some others inappropriately address certain topics (in our opinion). We encourage you to keep reading and learning, but we firmly believe that Your First Sailing Handbook is best suited to be a fundamental literature in your sailing library.
Remember that sailing is learned at sea, while good literature is merely an aid in the process. So set your sails and take Your First Sailing Handbook with you!