Over 200 pages, with more than 150 line drawings and photographs
Written by America’s foremost instructional authority, this new edition of Sailing Fundamentals combines the training programs of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.
The official learn-to-sail manual of the ASA, it is also used in the programs of many yacht clubs, colleges and sailing groups. Unlike most introductory sailing books which reflect the biases and idiosyncrasies of their authors, Sailing Fundamentals has been extensively pre-tested by ASA professional instructors, to ensure that it offers the fastest, easiest, most systematic way to learn basic sailing and basic coastal cruising.
This book covers every aspect of beginning sailing – from hoisting sail to docking and anchoring – and specifically prepares the learner to qualify for sailing certification according to international standards.
Widely acclaimed sailor/author Gary Jobson has won several major races, including the 1977 America’s Cup victory as tactician aboard Courageous. He was head sailing coach at the U.S. Naval Academy and has conducted sailing clinics across the country.