101 Tips for Stress-Free Sailing (Paperback)

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101 essential practical sailing tips for a stress-free, enjoyable time at sea, from expert sailing instructor Duncan Wells.

Here are the answers to all your boating questions and dilemmas. In this accessible, easy-to-absorb handbook, Duncan Wells shares his tried-and-tested techniques and advice on sail setting, mooring, anchoring, navigation, sailing in heavy weather and more. Step-by-step photographs, diagrams and clear instructions will guide you through each tip, and this book is perfect to dip in for help with a particular sailing problem. This new title in Duncan Wells' popular Stress-Free mini-series will be a godsend to all boaters looking for tips, hints and solutions to everyday boating problems, and perfectly complements Stress-Free Sailing and Stress-Free Navigation.

In this book, Duncan will tell you all about how to:
· Calculate the speed of the tide by eye
· Calibrate the anchor chain so you know how much you have let out
· Know your hull speed
· Protect your topsides and gunwale
· Reef early for an easy life
· Pinch the wind
· Use the chart plotter to calculate when to tack
· Watch out for deviation on the main steering compass
· Mount VHF aerials vertically
· Shorten a line
· Pick up buoys from the cockpit
· Learn to splice
· Fit the spare
· Look after your zips
And many, many more!

About the Author

Duncan Wells is an RYA instructor and sailing school principal. He has written for many leading boating magazines in the UK and US. He is the author of the bestselling Stress-Free Sailing and Stress-Free Motorboating (both also published by Adlard Coles Nautical), which have helped countless sailors and motorboaters learn helpful boat handling and berthing techniques. He lives in Buckinghamshire.

Praise For…

"A useful source of hints and advice for reducing the “strain on the brain” to enable one to have a more relaxing time away sailing." - Sandy Duker, Cruising Association

"This compact guide is bursting with practical sailing tips to make your next trip on the water easier and more enjoyable." - Lifeboat Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472982001
ISBN-10: 1472982002
Publisher: Adlard Coles
Publication Date: December 7th, 2021
Pages: 128
Language: English