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by David Seidman

Free eBook The Complete Sailor: Learning the Art of Sailing download ISBN: 0070571317
Author: David Seidman
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition (March 1, 1995)
Language: English
Pages: 208
Category: Sports Books
Subcategory: Water Sports
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Rating: 4.1
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The Complete Sailor takes the reader from the first sail to a mastery of small-boat handling. Weaving his writing around 600 drawings by noted marine illustrator Kelly Mulford.

The Complete Sailor takes the reader from the first sail to a mastery of small-boat handling.

The Complete Sailor book. This work conveys the magic as well as the techniques of sailing

The Complete Sailor book. Covers navigation, boat design, and seamanship. This work conveys the magic as well as the techniques of sailing. Among other topics covered are: anchoring, rope work, rigging, weather, rules of the road, trailering, and working the winds. Weaving his writing around 600 drawings by noted marine illustrator Kelly Mulford, David Seidman has created a book in which each double-page spread invites the eye and communicates volumes of information. The Complete Sailor goes beyond other learn-to-sail books to cover navigation, boat design, and seamanship. Encyclopedic in scope yet warm in style, it conveys the magic as well as the techniques of sailing.

This is not just an instructional book--it's an insight into a sailor's approach to the sea, boats, and the ever-changing .

This is not just an instructional book--it's an insight into a sailor's approach to the sea, boats, and the ever-changing dynamic of wind on the water . .

A learn-to-sail book with heart. a masterful blend of straightforward text with delightful and instructive illustrations. Quite simply a great primer on sailing and the world of boats for readers of all ages. -Cruising World "Teaches sailing with flair and poetry. -SAIL "A great walk-through for the novice, both entertaining and thorough. -Sailing "Sits in a class by itself. Revised and expanded to include racing and GPS navigation, The Complete Sailor is not just a how-to sail book, but a book that teaches you how to become a sailor. Inside you'll find: An all-in-one, comprehensive introduction to sailing.

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Authors : Seidman, David. Product Category : Books. List Price (MSRP) : 1. 8. Title: The Complete Sailor: Learning the Art of Sailing. Title : The Complete Sailor: Learning the Art of Sailing. Read full description. item 2 Complete Sailor : Learning the Art of Sailing by Seidman, David -ExLibrary -Complete Sailor : Learning the Art of Sailing by Seidman, David -ExLibrary. Wooden Boat "Teaches sailing with flair and poetry. Format: Paperback, Author: David Seidman, ISBN: 978-0071749572, Pages: 240, Dimensions: . x7. This book was previously published as on the Wind. Quite simply a great primer on sailing and the world of boats for reader of all ages. 2", Published Date: March 24, 2011, Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press.

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The Complete Sailor takes the reader from the first sail to a mastery of small-boat handling. Weaving his writing around 600 drawings by noted marine illustrator Kelly Mulford, David Seidman has created a book in which each double-page spread invites the eye and communicates volumes of information. The Complete Sailor goes beyond other learn-to-sail books to cover navigation, boat design, and seamanship. Encyclopedic in scope yet warm in style, it conveys the magic as well as the techniques of sailing. Among the other topics covered: anchoring, ropework, rigging, weather, fog, squalls, currents and tides, rules of the road, trailering, and working the winds. The book is a gentle introduction for those just starting out, and a guide to new horizons for those who already sail.
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Eyalanev
Look, I'm pretty much a newbie to the sailing thing, unless you count a Spring spent as a "Rigger's Apprentice" on a big Museum Tall Ship called the "Balclutha" in San Francisco Harbor back in the late '70s, which mostly involved my scurrying around up in the ratlines with a pot of pine tar. Then again, she never actually sailed anywhere. So, here I am nearly forty years later, about a decade out from retirement. Of COURSE I'm gonna get a sailboat. Isn't that the law or something? And so then naturally I'm gonna get my hands on every "How to sail" book I can lay my hands on. Having heard great things about this one, I went ahead and grabbed a copy. Glad I did. Of the several such tomes I've plowed through, this is by far the most readable and enjoyable so far and, yes, the most thoroughly "comprehensible." One far too common shortcoming you'll soon notice with this sort of introduction to sailing book is that their authors often seem to forget that their readers may have no earthly idea what the devil they're talking about when they start lobbing out exotic word jumbles like "the battens in the leech's roach may need to be hanked to reef the main, and easing the Cunningham with a taut boom vang and a halyard bowline lurchstomp of the gooseneck to a fairlead should facilitate the bolt's or furthest aft slugs' transit through the Willinator, especially during a slightly leeward seaward lay or while in irons when grobbing the foc's'le or murging and unmurging the binnacle", or similar, without the least effort at any adequate explanation as to just what the hell they might be on about. It might take two or three readings each of as many books before one even begins to get the hang of digesting such word salads. Seidman's book seems BY FAR the clearest I've seen so far for someone starting from zero. In fact, he often takes the time to explain the origins of many such specialized nautical terms (like "leech" coming from "lee edge", or the edge of the sail on its "lee", or the direction the wind's blowing), which goes a long way towards helping one remember such terms later on. The drawings are very helpful too, and often rather charming. I imagine that even a fairly experienced sailor might still get a lot from this book, especially if they need to sometimes explain the workings to neophytes.

Bottom Line: If you're gonna get one "How to Sail" book...This is the one! But, who are we kidding? You're gonna get at least a few. If you're lucky this'll be the first.
Sti
I received the first edition of this book over ten years ago as a gift and after giving it away to another aspiring sailor I decided I wanted the second edition because I liked it so much. The main difference between the first and second edition is added chapters on GPS and racing.
Of all the learning to sail books I have read over the years this is the one I always find myself coming back to. While it may lack extensive details it touches base on many different subjects and is written in a clear, easy to understand way that makes learning simple without being opinionated on what the author believes is the "correct" way for something to be done.
As I only sail a small boat on a local lake some of the book doesn't necessarily apply to me (such as tide tables) however as I find myself wanting to learn more and more about every aspect of sailing I go back to reread chapters and always learning more each time.
Overall for a beginner that's just starting to sail or maybe only just becoming interested in sailing this book is a must have.
Amis
So yesterday my 30 foot sailboat got put on the hard. That completed my first year with a keelboat. This book is what I read 9 short months ago before I started looking for a boat. I remember the feeling of sailing a lot as a kid in small little boats but nothing big. I remember thinking I want to buy a big sailboat and explore.. I remember thinking how big a deal that was. (or so I thought) Well a successful season is now over.. and I have THIS book to thank.

I read about 20-30 books but THIS one was the best of them all. Really got the juices flowing. I had never used a winch before. I had never had a Jib/Genoa or Spinnaker. Ha, I had a HARD time telling port from starboard. Not anymore. One year down.. I have this book to thank for part of my success.
Ann
The first edition of this book has long been one of my favorite sailing books. I finally wore out my copy from the mid-1990's. When I went to replace it, I found that a second edition had been published in 2011.

Fortunately the second edition keeps all the parts of the first edition that I found especially useful as well as the very fine illustrations by Kelly Mulford. New sections on GPS (already dated) and racing (very useful) have been added.

This is still a great introduction to sailing for novices and a worthwhile reference book for those of us that have been kicking around docks for years.
Boyn
One of the best books on sailing I’ve seen. Highly detailed, yet written in a way that makes subject matter clear. Dense enough for those who’ve been sailing a long time; D/L displacement formulas anyone? There book is heavily illustrated; in the style of those classic VW repair books. The chapter on wind alone is the best summation of why and how a boat sails I’ve seen. Wish I had this book when I first started sailing back in days of satnav and loran c or failing that, a sextant.
Mr_Mix
I have purchased and distributed a dozen of these books. My family and I rented a 35' Island Packet out of Burnt Store Florida two years ago. I provided these books to four family members going with. I suggested to all that they read it over prior to boards. I think they did a lot of scanning prior but every little bit helps. My daughter recently began sailing 420's next to Navy Pier in Chicago. She asked me for her book that I gave her two years ago. It is an easy read with all of the relevant info any sailor could need. In the beginning there is a good discussion about wind. This is by far the best place to start with prospective sailors. Once this concept is absorbed, everything else falls into place. I started on a sea snark at 12 years of age, purchased a new 17' O'Day Day Sailor II in 85, still have it. Owned a Macgregor 26' with my brother for 10 years and now have the pleasure of sailing and racing his Alerion Express 28 on Lake Geneva in Wisconsin. "The Complete Sailor" needs to be on every sailor's shelf. Whether you are new or an ole salt to sailing, TCS will provide great incites to the world of sailing.