Getting Afloat – All you need to know about sailing small boats
By Basil Mosenthal with Sue Pelling
Getting Afloat is a handy pocket guide packed with essential information for young dinghy sailors. Its lively colour presentation and clear layout will appeal to young people and encourage them to try sailing for the first time. Includes an introduction by Sir Ben Ainslie!
How to start sailing – sailing schools and clubs; Rigging and launching small boats; How boats sail; Starting to race; The racing rules made easy; Types of dinghy; All about ropes and knots; What a chart tells you; Buoys and what they mean; The effect of the tide; Understanding the weather; Exploring in a dinghy; Sailors’ language; Flags.
- ISBN: 9780713652789
- Format: paperback
- Pages: 80
- Size: 5 1/8″ x 9 5/8″
- Published: 1999
About the Author
For almost all his life, Basil Mosenthal has sailed all over the world. The author of several bestselling books for Adlard Coles Nautical, he has a talent for explaining, very simply, subjects that may at first seem rather complicated. Recent books include Young Sailor, Learn to Navigate, Learning the Rule of the Road, The Powerboater’s Guide, Learning to Crew, Getting Afloat, Test Yourself on the Rule of the Road.
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Though now out of print, this book was published by Bloomsbury.