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Title: Sailing  
Author: Könight, Edward Frederick
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Introduction: The choice of a boat?Description of the various parts of a cutter. MORE, probably, could be written on boat?sailing than on any other sport; for this pursuit owes much of its extraordinary fascination to the fact that its science is practically infinite; the most experienced sailor has always something new to learn, and is ever acquiring fresh wrinkles. Of all inanimate objects a boat is surely the most beloved of its owner; there is something almost human in its ways and vagaries; and whereas it is possible to conceive the attainment of perfection in the design of the instrument employed in any other sport, the complexity of the problem involved in producing the ablest craft renders improvement ever possible, and the sailing of a boat is not more fascinating than the designing of one. It is easy to acquire the art of sailing a boat under favourable circumstances; but it is only after considerable experience that the sailor is able to do the right thing promptly in the various emergencies which he is sure to encounter. The tyro will soon discover that the more he knows the more he has left to learn, and if once he commences to acquire this knowledge of seamanship, he will be thirsty for more; and he will never weary of his favourite sport all the days of his life.

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Table of Contents: Sailing, 1 -- E.F. Knight, 1 -- Chapter I. INTRODUCTORY, 1 -- Chapter II. THE ROPES, 3 -- Chapter III. THE THEORY OF SAILING, 6 -- Chapter IV. ON SMALL BOATS, 9 -- Chapter V. THE RIGS OF SMALL BOATS, 11 -- Chapter VI. A CUTTER'S RIGGING, 16 -- Chapter VII. HOW TO SAIL A YACHT, 21 -- Chapter VIII. MISCELLANEOUS HINTS, 27 -- Chapter IX. FITTING OUT, 32 -- Chapter X. THE ECONOMY BETWEEN DECKS, 36 -- Chapter XI. THE LAWS OF THE SEA, 39 -- Chapter XII. INSTRUMENTS OF NAVIGATION NECESSARY EOR COASTING, 45 -- Chapter XIII. HOW TO FIND ONE'S WAY AT SEA, 50 -- Chapter XIV. WEATHER WISDOM, 53 -- Chapter XV. YACHT RACING, 56 -- Chapter XVI. GLOSSARY OF NAUTICAL TERMS, 61


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