Author(s): Tony Hollins
Go sailing in a dinghy, a yacht or try windsurfing Want to sail into the sunset but don't know port from starboard? Don't worry! Sailing For Dummies, Australian and New Zealand Edition, covers the latest on boats, gear and racing. This hands-on guide helps you chart a course to sailing success, from getting familiar with nautical terms and seamanship basics to setting sail, navigating, docking and anchoring -- even riding out a storm. Discover how to: * Get your feet wet at a sailing school * Launch a boat and manoeuvre under sail * Navigate, anchor and dock * Charter a boat or go racing * Choose and care for a boat
JJ Isler won Olympic sailing medals in Sydney and Barcelona. Peter Isler won the America's Cup twice as navigator aboard Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes. Tony Hollins has been sailing all his life and is a developer of navigation software.