Able to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds up to 15 knots and sea conditions. Knowledge of basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards. Auxiliary power operation is not required. Find out what's next
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Learning to sail in a small boat is fundamentally the same regardless of the boat type but traditional courses and books treat catamarans and dinghies separately. Sailing expert and best-selling author, Peter Isler, has combined learning the basics of sailing in both boat types in this revolutionary new book. Want to learn to sail in a small boat? This book will be the foundation of your sailing life forever.
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