Catamaran Sailing: From Start to Finish

by Berman, Phil

CAD $39.95

Rev. ed. From learning the basics to mastering the fine points, Phil Berman shares the expertise that earned him distinction as a world-ranked catamaran sailor. This is a complete course in catamaran sailing for the beginner and the sem-experienced sailor who wants to become more skilled in the arts of tuning, handling, and racing cats. Includes a chapter on how to use high-performance sails.

ISBN 10: 039331880X
ISBN 13: 9780393318807
Illustration: photos & illus.
Pages: 219
Published: 1999
Format: softcover
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1 review for Catamaran Sailing: From Start to Finish

  1. Prindle 19, am I being foolish as my first boat? – SailNet Community

    From the sailnet forums:

    Looks like the Prindle 19 is a pretty quick racing boat. If you’re ambitious and start out in less wind, especially with 2-3 people you should be able to figure it out. The difference that matters between a slow cat and an a fast cat isn’t so much the top speed, it’s how fast things happen. We went from a Hobie Getaway to a Hobie Tiger. It took a lot more focus & attention to handle the Tiger, especially with any gusts. The slower, heavier Getaway just didn’t throw us in the water on a whim as easier.

    But you’ll probably be fine. Make sure you know how to right it when you dump it. You’ll learn pretty quickly what it feels like just before it dumps you or pitchpole. We didn’t have any lessons, just bought a boat & a book (Catamaran Sailing: From Start to Finish by Berman, Phil). That was about 8 years ago and now we’re cruising the Caribbean on our own boat. When you finally get bored, grab a copy of Catamaran Racing: For the 90’s to up your game.

    Beach cats are a heck of a lot of fun and you’ll learn a ton of sailing skills.

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