North U Cruising & Seamanship Book
3rd ed. by Bill Gladstone and John Rousmaniere
The Cruising book covers sailing, cruising, and seasmanship topics with a realistic hands on approach to real world problem solving. Topics include upwind and downwind sail trim, including cruising spinnakers, and how to trim for comfort, speed, and balance. You?ll learn how to trim for better speed and comfort so you can sail farther, and motor less, in the coming season.
But the book goes way beyond sail trim! The Cruising book puts special emphasis on heavy air sailing, safety, and emergency procedures. You?ll learn how to sail in big winds and seas, how rescue a crew overboard - and how to prevent the mishap to begin with.
Other topics include how to make new guests feel at home, anchoring, docking, navigation, knots, and a series of problems and solutions. A new section on night sailing will help make sure you can prepare yourself to enjoy this extraordinary facet of cruising.
The North U Cruising book is filled with practical hands on techniques, challenging problems and real world solutions.