From the Back Cover
Here is all you'll need for the confidence to sail, from acclaimed instructor and decades-long sailor Dave Franzel. Founder and director of the Boston Sailing Center, Franzel has been teaching men, women, and children how to sail for some thirty-five years using this no-nonsense, direct approach designed to get the beginner quickly from book to boat. He believes that the best and most effective way to learn to sail is to be out on the water. He's pared and trimmed superfluous information and distilled the rest into the most economical, straightforward approach possible. It's worked for thousands of his students and now it can work for you.
Inside you will find information on: getting started; wind and points of sail; sail trim and balance; tides and currents; anchoring; navigation; spinnaker sailing; heavy-weather sailing and much more.
About the Author
DAVE FRANZEL is the founder and director of The Boston Sailing Center, where hundreds of men, women, and children learn to sail each year. His experience also includes stints as head instructor and managing director at other well-known sailing schools. He is one of the more successful Soling and Sonar racing skippers in the country. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.