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Free eBook Singlehanded Sailing: Thoughts, Tips, Techniques  Tactics download ISBN: 0071836535
Author: Andrew Evans
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition (October 16, 2014)
Language: English
Pages: 256
Category: Sports Books
Subcategory: Water Sports
Size MP3: 1790 mb
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Rating: 4.6
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Andrew Evans has gone singlehanded sailing more than eight hundred times over the past ten years for a total of 3,500 . I bought this book thinking that I would be learning new techniques to improve my single-handed sailing.

Andrew Evans has gone singlehanded sailing more than eight hundred times over the past ten years for a total of 3,500 hours of singlehanded sailing –a reasonable start. He has never had a bad day on the water. Evans is a lawyer, Chartered Financial Analyst, and president of a small company in the solar power industry. That's not what this book is about. This book is about how great it is to single-hand a sailboat under challenging conditions.

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Foreword by Bruce Schwab. This book is the result of an almost academic study of the techniques of singlehanded sailing. Front and back covers by Andrew Madding, club photographer for the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. The front cover represents everything it means to be a singlehanded sailor: High winds (two reefs in the main and a storm jib lashed on the bow) the tiller under my knee with the spin sheet in one hand – bracing myself with the other.

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Singlehanded Sailing Format: Paperback. It takes thousands of hours of sailing to get the kind of knowledge contained in this book. from the Foreword by Bruce Schwab The ONLY bible for how to sail your boat fast, safe, and alone Solo sailing is within any sailor's grasp with a little forethought-and this essential guide. Read full description. Singlehanded Sailing: Thoughts, Tips, Techniques & Tactics by Evans (Paperback, 2014). Brand new: lowest price.

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press. A perfect textbook for those interested in singlehanded sailing

International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press. A perfect textbook for those interested in singlehanded sailing. The volume has gained worldwide popularity and is deservedly treated as a bible for the future sailors. It is an essential guidebook of the solo sailing providing all required information for people planning to undertake such voyage. The readers will find valuable instructions on how they shall manage the power consumption on board their boats when feeding the autopilot, how to deal with the heavy weather conditions, how to set and gybe a spinnaker, how to find some time to sleep etc.

"It takes thousands of hours of sailing to get the kind of knowledge contained in this book." -- from the Foreword by Bruce Schwab

The ONLY bible for how to sail your boat fast, safe, and alone

Solo sailing is within any sailor's grasp with a little forethought--and this essential guide.

Got a 35-foot sailboat? No problem. Is the wind blowing 20 knots? No problem. Are you racing offshore overnight? Even better. Singlehander Andrew Evans learned the hard way how to sail and race alone--with lots of mishaps, including broaches and a near tumbling over a waterfall--and in Singlehanded Sailing he shares the techniques, tips, and tactics he has developed to make his solo sailing adventures safe and enriching.

Learn everything you need to know to meet any solo challenge, including: Managing the power consumption aboard a boat to feed the electric autopilot Setting and gybing a spinnaker Finding time to sleep Dealing with heavy weather

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Manona
This book is mistitled: it should be called Single-handed Racing. I bought this book thinking that I would be learning new techniques to improve my single-handed sailing. That's not what this book is about. This book is about how great it is to single-hand a sailboat under challenging conditions. It's purpose is to help the sailor who wants to win single-handed races and offers little useful information to the casual sailor who wants to spend time on the water alone. If you're a cruiser or day sailor and are looking for tips and new techniques, then look elsewhere.
Minnai
I bought this book not because I was planning to sail singlehandledly most of the time but because thought that some of the techniques might be applicable to the the type of sailing I normally do which is predominately just my wife and myself and daysailing and/or short cruises. Unfortunately this book is really dedicated to people who want to do long distance solo cruising. And while some of the material was interesting, it is of little value to anyone who does not fall into this category.
Golkree
Page-for-page the best sailing book I've ever read!! I won't restate what others have said. However, I will add that this book would also be helpful for sailors not singlehanding their boats, too.

His style is refreshing; let's face it, anyone who can make sleep an interesting subject is damn good!!

Not only do I strongly recommend the book, I also thank the author for putting it out there. Sailors who read this book, I think, will enjoy their boats more and, I suspect, this book will be responsible for saving many readers from injury or worse! A must read!! I'm pleased to be plying some of the same waters as the author & hope our paths will cross some day so I can thank him personally for such a vsluable contribution to sailing literature!
Bedy
I read a lot, lately about sailing. The books is fair at best, not because it's poorly written. No, I am grading this book poorly because the author fails to adequately describe, even using diagrams which were helpful, the concepts the reader wants to learn! What turned me off very much about this book, is the author sites websites to illustrate what he can not describe well enough. Most of the sites listed in the chapters are broken or inaccurately listed. So as a reader you become stuck and loose interest. Perhaps the author needs to retitle his book to; Solo Racing Rigging. Why I had to endure a chapter of his narrowed minded garbage over three racing boats, makes feel like I wasted money on this book. A disappointment for me, I suggest just going to youtube and get the information you think that this book will provide.
Yla
No too bad. A lot of general stories and info from other sailors added in. I just wanted the direct "how to" info so this book had a lot of distraction for me and I only skimmed through half the book that was dedicated to other info and stories not directly related to any "how to" techniques.
Browelali
I gave a poor rating initially because I wrongly felt the basics overly stressed. Upon re-reading at a more leisurely pace, I found myself discovering better understanding of much that I felt I knew while seeing some other viewpoints in a more appreciative manner. My apologies for my earlier haste and my thanks for allowing me to glimpse a shift into a wider paradigm.
Cordaron
This book is about offshore singlehanded RACING, and as such is written with a view to efficiently and agressively winning races. That being said, the book contains many thoughts on ways to improve singlehanding a sailboat no matter the reason one does it. The author also explains WHY he thinks the way he does, so it is left to the reader to evaluate, and possibly improve, on a technique. I learned many tips that I will be trying out on my next sail.
lot of great information here for anyone thinking of taking their boat coastal cruising. As long as your a building a boat to go offshore, may as well make it as safe as you can afford to. Andrew Evans does a lot of the home work for you. The book is a home run. It will det you thinking about how your boat ought to be outfitted for safety.