This is an ideal learning and reference tool packed with the essential knowledge that you need to get afloat, regardless of your age. Each chapter guides you through essential information on areas key to learning the sport. Chapters include: Rigging your boat Going afloat Basic skills Tacking Gybing Leaving and returning to shore The RYA’s long-established training methods are recognised as world-leading. With a reader-friendly layout and larger, more detailed illustrations designed to enhance learning, this book will help you gain both confidence and knowledge. There are a few books that fall into the must-read category. This is one of them. If you wish to learn to sail, then this book is for you. The pictures in the book illustrate your actions. These pictures are line-drawn and clear.