The Practical Encyclopedia of Sailing
by Evans, Jeremy
A clear, practical, all-round look at the art of sailing for sailors at all levels. The first section looks at the basics of dinghy sailing: where to learn, the essential equipment and clothing required, and all the necessary advice for getting started. Part two covers more advanced, high-performance dinghies and catamarans with an emphasis on launching, rigging, tacking, gybing, and capsizing. The last section examines the big boats: how to sail, cruise, and race them.