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Fast Track to Sailing
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Table of Contents

DAY ONE: GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BOAT
1 The Language of Sailing
2 Start Sailing
3 The Points of Sail
DAY TWO: BUILDING CONFIDENCE AND SKILLS
4 Wind and Sails: A Powerful Team
5 Balance and Stability
6 Handling Heavy Weather and Rescuing Crew
DAY THREE: GOING AND COMING WITH EASE
7 Mooring, Docking, and Anchoring Under Sail
8 Right-of-Way Rules and Navigation
Appendix 1: Three-Day Study Program
Appendix 2: Tips and Checklists
Glossary
Index

About the Author

Steve Colgate founded the Offshore Sailing School in 1964. He has participated in two America's Cup trials, seventeen Newport-Bermuda races, seven Fastnet Races, the Pan American Games, the Olympics, and six transatlantic races. The Offshore Sailing School operates from four Florida locations (Captiva Island; Ft. Myers Beach; St. Petersburg; and the Florida Keys) and from Chelsea Piers, New York City; Jersey City, NJ; St. Michaels, MD; and the British Virgin Islands. In 2003, US SAILING awarded the Colgates the Timothea Larr Trophy in recognition of their outstanding leadership and excellence in sailing education. Doris Colgate is president and CEO of the Offshore Sailing School and founder of the National Women's Sailing Association. The Offshore Sailing School operates from four Florida locations (Captiva Island; Ft. Myers Beach; St. Petersburg; and the Florida Keys) and from Chelsea Piers, New York City; Jersey City, NJ; St. Michaels, MD; and the British Virgin Islands. In 2003, US SAILING awarded the Colgates the Timothea Larr Trophy in recognition of their outstanding leadership and excellence in sailing education.

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