Basic Sailing and Cruising Skills

Price: $14.95

Basic Sailing and Cruising Skills is based on Rob MacLeod’s 1985 publication by the same name. This new version has full-colour photos and more detailed illustrations. Content is divided into the Knowledge you will need to learn to sail and Lessons broken down the way MacLeod has trained thousands of new sailors – start with the basics and build levels of skill.

Whether you are new to sailing or you want to expand your enjoyment of sailing through better boat handling, this practical approach is right for you. As an added bonus, purchasers of the book have access to online video that expands the information and lessons covered in the book at no extra charge.

Rob has a new online course to complement Basic Sailing and Cruising Skills. Learn-to-Sail: The Basics is a companion video-based course that will prepare you to challenge Sail Canada’s Basic Cruising examination.

Also Available - Learn-to-Sail: The Basics (online) – visit InformedBoater.com

Author: Rob Macleod
Number of pages: 108
Illustrated photos, softcover

 


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One of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century, the Rideau Canal is the oldest continuously-operated canal system in North America. Traveling this sheltered waterway aboard Le Boat, we were able to relax and take in the spectacular nature, picturesque towns and historic locks of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The yachting world has now recognized the Oceanis 46.1 as being just such a worthy successor. On January 19th, 2019, the Oceanis 46.1 won the highly regarded title of European Yacht of the Year in the “Family Cruiser” category.

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