Being somewhat of a ‘noobie’ on sailing in general, I found this book facinating to read. Coming from the world of aviation, I see a real parallel with the way sails and wings work (i.e. Bournouli principle). As with many things in life you can do it adequately or with a hight degree of skill.
How do you review a classic like this? I can safely say (as others have) that this is one of the ‘definitive’ books on sailing and seamanship. Without a doubt, a book I return to time and time again to learn something new. Definitely on the short list of essential books to have onboard.
There is more to this seemingly simple task that you would imagine. Like everything in life, you can always learn just enough to get by or learn to do it really well. There’s a book I’ve read on this topic before this charter, “The Complete Anchoring Guide”, that goes into fantastic detail on everything you wanted to know about this subject however nothing is a good as seeing it for yourself.
I read through this once and found that I really need to read it through many more times. The knowledge, experience and guidance this book provides is something you can’t just read about. You have to try it yourself with your yacht. The authors have immense experience in setting all kinds of anchors in all sorts of conditions.
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