Fundamentals : The Official Learn-To-Sail Manual of the American
Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Written by America's foremost instructional
authority, the 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 American Sailing
Association, 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
pretested 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 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.