New PDF release: Singlehanded Sailing: Thoughts, Tips, Techniques & Tactics

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By Andrew Evans

"It takes millions of hours of cruising to get the type of wisdom contained during this book." -- from the Foreword by way of Bruce Schwab

The merely bible for a way to sail your boat speedy, secure, and alone

Solo crusing is inside any sailor's snatch with a bit forethought--and this crucial guide.

Got a 35-foot sailboat? No challenge. Is the wind blowing 20 knots? No challenge. Are you racing offshore in a single day? Even higher. Singlehander Andrew Evans realized the not easy approach easy methods to sail and race alone--with plenty of mishaps, together with broaches and a close to tumbling over a waterfall--and in Singlehanded Sailing he stocks the thoughts, advice, and strategies he has constructed to make his solo crusing adventures secure and enriching.

Learn every thing you must recognize to fulfill any solo problem, including:

  • Managing the ability intake aboard a ship to feed the electrical autopilot
  • Setting and gybing a spinnaker
  • Finding time to sleep
  • Dealing with heavy weather

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A nice guy and good sense of humor—after all, he’s Canadian. In many ways he represents all those who have become successful solo sailors on their own nickel: learning slowly from a mix of hard-earned experience, digging up obscure info, and sharing with each other. It’s not like this sort of experience is falling off trees. While a lot of jabber about singlehanded sailing can be found on discussion forums and the odd magazine articles, this is the first collection of the varied aspects of the sport put together in one place.

The most profound source of anxiety in waiting is how long the wait will be. For example, if a patient in a waiting room is told that the doctor will be delayed thirty minutes, he experiences an initial annoyance but then relaxes into an acceptance of the inevitability of the wait. However, if the patient is told the doctor will be free soon, he spends the whole time in a state of nervous anticipation, unable to settle down, afraid to depart and come back. The patient’s expectations are being managed poorly.

Under no circumstances shall McGraw-Hill Education and/or its licensors be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive, consequential or similar damages that result from the use of or inability to use the work, even if any of them has been advised of the possibility of such damages. This limitation of liability shall apply to any claim or cause whatsoever whether such claim or cause arises in contract, tort or otherwise. DEDICATION This book is dedicated to my wife Sharon, who tells me to “go sailing” every time I get underfoot.

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