A Sailing Primer
An Introduction to Sailing
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Sailing is fun, but a lot of people are put off sailing by the apparent complexity and strange terms.
What exactly is a cunningham and how do you make it fast? What is a barber hauler and what did the poor barber do to deserve hauling?
People who get on a boat for the first time are usually baffled by the obscure, arcane language. Even if they manage get on a boat often they are so confused by the whole thing that they never come back.
This guide will let you understand the basic skills of sailing, let you talk about sailing without feeling like an idiot and, most importantly, make you useful on a sailing boat.