―Walter Cronkite, "Peter and JJ's enthusiasm for the thrill and fun of sailing brings the comprehensive guide to life in every chapter. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 26, 2017, very good and very instructive for the learner/dummy - useful as a reference book also, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 9, 2020. Just like sailing, teaching is an art ... and this ain't it, Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2018. Enjoyable, Simple and Interesting ... a great beginners book.

There's a problem loading this menu right now. Whether you're a novice or several years into this fascinating sport, the Islers' knowledge and insight will speed you along your course to sailing mastery."

A textbook, user’s manual, and reference all in one, this book takes the intimidation out of sailing and gives you the skills and confidence you need to get your feet wet and become the sailing pro you’ve always wanted to be. Attention landlubbers: If you don't know your port from your starboard, tacking from jibing, then you need to experience clear sailing with the Dummies.

Read any of these and you will learn the solid basics of sailing well. —Walter Cronkite, "Peter and JJ's enthusiasm for the thrill and fun of sailing brings the comprehensive guide to life in every chapter. Sailing Made Easy by American Sailing Association; Complete Sailing Manual, 4th Edition by Steve Sleight; and Basic Keelboat by US Sailing. Easy to understand when paired with hands-on experience. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean they know diddly about TEACHING the art and craft of sailing. Hello Select your address Best Sellers Today's Deals New Releases Electronics Books Customer Service Gift Ideas Home Computers Gift Cards Sell Please try again. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition introduces the basics of sailing, looks at the different types of sailboats and their basic parts, and teaches you everything you need to know before you leave the dock. I'm an old and quite experienced sailor and purchased the book to consider it as a textbook for teaching my nephews how to sail. Books . Anchors away! 5.0 out of 5 stars An informative guide. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Get the know-how you need to sail safely and have fun. Helpful.

If you want to learn to sail, you're no dummy! If you are looking for learning the basics to upper intermediate this is the book. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Something went wrong. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. Peter has also been very active in the media. I have only read about a third of the book so far, but I have learned a lot. Now updated with the latest on boats, gear, andracing, this hands-on guide helps you chart a course to sailingsuccess, from getting familiar with nautical terms and seamanshipbasics to setting sail, navigating, anchoring, and docking —even riding out a storm. ), Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2014, I chose this rating as this truly is a wonderful book for beginners as it is so thorough and easy to understand! Still a good book to gain understanding though. Fast, FREE delivery, video streaming, music, and much more. Whether you're a novice or several years into this fascinating sport, the Islers' knowledge and insight will speed you along your course to sailing mastery."

Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition introduces the basics of sailing, looks at the different types of sailboats and their basic parts, and teaches you everything you need to know before you leave the dock. Read Sailing For Dummies (For Dummies Series) book reviews & author details and more at Amazon.in.

The authors are respected in the lifestyle. I bought other books thinking that this book would be simplistic but I should have bought this a year ago. There's a problem loading this menu right now. The authors are respected in the lifestyle. 1-Click ordering is not available for this item. In his spare time, Peter enjoys playing guitar and keyboard with his band, The Water Brothers.

Peter played an important, early role in developing US Sailing's educational program. The authors keep the sailor-speak to a minimum where possible, but give you a grasp of the terminology you need to safely and effectively communicate with your crew. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. Please try your request again later. Part of the problem is this book is way too comprehensive, covering such topics as sail-boarding. I appreciate the fact that both the authors are racing elite and have won many international awards and trophies. Helpful tips on where to get instruction, nautical terms, and simplified information on rigging, and tuning of thr sails. He was the top-ranked U.S. sailor on the professional match-racing circuit for five years and has won many of the world's major ocean races, including the Bermuda Race and the Transpac (where he navigated Morning Glory to an elapsed time record in 2005). In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. This is a great addition to your sailing library. Sailing can provide adventure, relaxation, recreation, and just good old fun. I've been sailing various size boats all my life, but with little formalized instruction, and this book was perfect. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Get the know-how you need to sail safely and have fun. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. Interested in learning to sail but feel like you’re navigating in murky waters? Impressive book in coverage of much of the topics that need to be addressed. JJ is a four-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year (in 1986, 1991, 1997, and 2000) and has won three World Championships and numerous national titles. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 14, 2017. You can still see all customer reviews for the product.

Please try again. This book is getting into the nitty-gritty to teach me all the technical terminology and what to expect before I take my classes. Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2019. Needless to say, it makes a fabulous textbook. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in.

Want to sail into the sunset but don't know port from starboard? A textbook, user's manual, and reference all in one, this book takes the intimidation out of sailing and gives you the skills and confidence you need to get your feet wet and become the sailing pro you've always wanted to be. Unable to add item to List. 0 Comment Report abuse. Does this book contain inappropriate content? Buy Sailing For Dummies 2 by Isler, J. J., Isler, Peter (ISBN: 8601300291703) from Amazon's Book Store.

However, it will also be immensely helpful for those who have never stepped foot on a boat also. The book then takes you through the simplest things to the more complicated. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. This reference was very accurate and covered everything I needed to know. There was a problem loading your book clubs. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Stress-Free Sailing: Single and Short-handed Techniques. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

Great read for anyone interested in learning to sail, and I would assume it's great information to gloss over for the experienced sailor, too, Just like sailing, teaching is an art ... and this ain't it, Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2018.

The Ultimate Book of Everyday Knots: (over 15,000 copies sold), The Useful Knots Book: How to Tie the 25+ Most Practical Rope Knots (Escape, Evasion, and Survival). He is the author of several books on the sport and is presently Editor at Large of Sailing World magazine. I may deserve 5 stars, but a lot of the concepts of sailing are just difficult to understand without hands on experience, of which I at this point have none. —John Burnham, Editor of Cruising World magazine. "Provides an interesting read, easy instruction, and a handyreference work.

With the usual cargo of good humor and demystifying tone, this mast in the Dummies armada lifts the fog on confusing nautical language, teaches the basics about maneuvering a sailboat from dock to open ocean, floats important safety information, and offers advice and info on a variety of related issues (knots, racing, sailboards, how to buy a sailboat). The book starts out assuming that you know nothing about sailing. The Sailing Bible: The Complete Guide for All Sailors, from Novice to Expert, Sailing: The Basics: The Book That Has Launched Thousands. Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2018. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. In this book, they skip around so much that it becomes confusing. Not only did it give me enough to sail my 23 foot boat from day one, but the chapters about how to optimize and sail faster gave me a detailed understanding on fine tuning the sails. at Amazon.com. Please try again. Instructor was surprised that I knew quite a bit. This is a great addition to your sailing library. Amazon.com: sailing for dummies book. In this book, they skip around so much that it becomes confusing. Very good for the person, like me, who knows nothing about sailing.