Stress-Free Sailing: Single and Short-Handed Techniques
by Wells, Duncan
2nd ed. We don’t always have all the crew we might desire, which means devising new ways to accomplish many a nautical manoeuvre. Wells provides clever, original techniques and solutions for handling a range of essential operations when crew is scarce–from setting sails and reefing to picking up mooring buoys in different wind and tide situations–as well as anchoring, berthing, and leaving a dock; picking up a person overboard; sailing in fog and heavy weather; even going up the mast. Organized by activity, the book features step-by-step photos that illustrate exactly how to approach and safely complete each task.