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Sailing

The Beginner's Guide to Sailing and Planning Your First Sailing Adventure
Narrated by: Ward Paxton
Length: 42 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Sailing is an international sport that offers many rewards. Imagine white sails billowing against a clear sky, the brisk feel of the breeze on your face, and the gentle motions of the boat as it cleanly slices through the water. While sailing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, it also requires you to be an active participant more than almost any other type of boating.

When you learn how to sail, you will not only become intimately familiar with all aspects of your boat, but also how your boat relates to its environment in terms of everything from the wind to the weather. Sailing can be terrific exercise that is both invigorating and relaxing.

©2015 Kurt Fenton (P)2016 Kurt Fenton

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Good intro

This audio book is Highly recommended if you're starting out in sailing Not too technical or long. Cheers

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  • T. Banderob
  • 06-10-2017

Difficult to grasp in Audio format

I am not sure if I would have preferred this book had I read it but it was very dry and extremely hard to follow. The narrator made the book even dryer than it was and did not provide the kinds of pauses and intonations that might have made the instructional aspect easier to follow / grasp.

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  • Richard Silva
  • 06-02-2019

Good info.

I'm sure it will help me with my first sailing trip. Easy listening and useful.

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  • Em LW
  • 17-01-2019

Short Easy Read for Beginner, Spouse, Kids or Crew

This book is what I expected--a very brief overview of sailing terms, how sails work, and what to bring on a day sailing trip. It's easy to get through in a afternoon, and short enough to read or listen to more than once as a review. My husband has been sailing for many years, and I am new to it. I found it very useful to listen to this book so I knew some basic terminology and felt less embarrassed as I began sailing. It is worded very plainly, so I imagine anyone, including kids, could understand it, especially if they have an experienced sailor who could help illustrate the concepts for them. If you have sailed for any time at all, this may be a bit too basic for you. but for beginners, I would certainly recommend it.

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  • Jack Quinlan
  • 07-09-2018

Very basic.

Though well laid out, this book was VERY basic. Also, the description of gybing seemed incorrect.

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  • John
  • 04-07-2017

Great book for the first timer with no experience

this is an excellent book that you can go over and over to review and commit to memory all of the needed information contained.

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  • Todd Toughill
  • 10-06-2017

knowledge the wind could blow away

mildly informative and the even less applicable. if you really want to learn how to sail this is not your book period this lightly skins over the concept of sailing with some simple aspects explained.

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  • las3tortugas
  • 27-12-2016

Always good o hear the basics again.

Simple concepts like stated in this makes a difference when on the water.

Winds, waves , high grounds and other ships need attention when on water.