An Essential Handbook for Every Sailor
'The Boating Bible' contains all the essential information sailors need in one easy to use volume. The book instructs you in all the skills necessary to be able to sail competently, starting with a basic explanation of the structure of a sailing boat and the best way to set up a boat for sailing followed by a detailed discussion of the theory and practice of sailing. There is emphasis on the practical side of sailing including how to handle the boat in a variety of situations, how to choose your crew, and how to deal with varying weather conditions.
Traditional methods of navigation are covered as well as the more modern computerised methods. An important emphasis in the book is safety. 'The Boating Bible' includes comprehensive coverage of how to react in emergencies, both nautical and medical, and how to make temporary repairs to essential parts of the boat. There are complete checklists for equipment and tools needed and a detailed dictionary of boating terms.