Stress-Free Sailing: Single and Short-Handed Techniques
by Wells, Duncan
Many common sailing scenarios contribute to sailing short-handed–from couples with young children to be supervised, to solo deliveries. Wells provides clever, original techniques and solutions for handling the range of essential operations on a boat when crew is scarce–from sail setting and reefing, to picking up mooring buoys in a variety of wind and tide situations, anchoring, berthing and leaving a pontoon shorthanded, picking up a man overboard, sailing in fog and heavy weather–and even going up the mast. Organized by activity, the book features step-by-step sequential photos showing exactly how to approach each situation and safely complete the task. Each section also includes a QR code, which can be scanned by a mobile phone or tablet to view video’s on the author’s website.