This book is about learning to sail. It follows the techniques perfected at the world-famous Annapolis Sailing School, where thousands of people just like you have learned to take tiller in hand and harness the wind. You'll learn your way around a boat--what its parts are called, what they do, and how to use them to ride the wind wherever you want to go.
Read this book, spend some time on a boat, and practice your new skills, and pretty soon you'll be a sailor, one of a select group of people who think there's nothing finer than hiking out to windward in a close-hauled dinghy--racing against friends or a neighboring sailing club, or alone and just for the fun of it.
In her 15 years as sailing instructor at the Annapolis Sailing School, Di Goodman has taught more young people to sail than anyone else in the U.S. Ian Brodie is Washington correspondent for The Times of London, and the father of one very satisfied graduate of Di's sailing program. Joan B. Machinchick's fine illustrations and graphic art are known throughout the Chesapeake Bay sailing community.