The Craft of Sail: A Primer of Sailing byJan Adkins

The Craft of Sail: A Primer of Sailing byJan Adkins


The Craft of Sail: A Primer of Sailing 

Hardcover – October 25, 2018

by Jan Adkins  (Author)


Subtitled "a primer of sailing" it really is an excellent guide to understand how wind and water affect boats. Aside from basic seamanship, Jan also includes drawings of the primary types of sailboats, so you'll see what makes a cutter a cutter, a schooner a schooner, etc. The illustrations will hold the attention of young readers, while older readers will appreciate the clear, concise explanations of concepts like vectors--using ants and peanuts! It is a favored text for our WoodenBoat School's "Elements of Seamanship" course--teaching adults to sail. This is a much-beloved book was out of print--and we are so pleased to bring it back to life.

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