Sailing: A Woman's Guide (Ragged Mountain Press Woman's Guide)

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"Doris Colgate knows what women want. Well-known as a sailing role model and a confident yet gentle teacher, she writes with clarity on even the most complex sailing concepts, as well as answering often-asked questions on the safety, comfort, and social sides of sailing. Sailing: A Woman's Guide pulls it all together for the beginning sailor. Finally, an excellent book for women that both teaches and motivates. Bravo, Doris. You've opened up the sport."--Bernadette Peters, editorial director, Cruising World

"It took a person with her fingers on the pulse of women aspiring to sail to write this book, and that person is clearly Doris Colgate. Sailing: A Woman's Guide is as much a source book as empowerment to women the world over desiring to become sailors."--Micca Leffingwell Hutchins, editor of SailNet

"An excellent introduction to the sport of sailing. It will undoubtedly encourage many women to try this challenging, noncontact activity while enjoying the great outdoors."--Betsy Alison, Four-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year

"This new series is designed to teach outdoor skills to women in the way they learn. . . . Women of all ages describe how they overcame obstacles, what they enjoyed most, or just how they felt about undertaking a new activity . . . extremely well done and appealing."--Library Journal (starred review)

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Why I wrote this book--how sailing changed my life
Hi Readers! If you are thinking about getting into sailing, or already sail but are still seeking greater horizons . . . order a copy of my book. I discovered sailing when I was 27 years old, looking for something new to bring excitement and satisfaction to my life. Answering an ad an the New York Times, I inadvertently entered a career that changed my life eventually married . . . well, the school. During the past 30 years, I've had the most fantastic experiences and learned, perhaps the hard way, that women and men often have different sailing issues and goals, and different ways of approaching the learning process. But most women who sail express a strong desire to build confidence and skills that not only allow us to call the shots with respect, but take charge when the need arises. Over the years I've had the opportunity to meet some of the most self-reliant women in sailing and thousands more who love the sport and want to learn more. Patience Wales, editor of SAIL magazine; Bernadette Bernon, editorial director of CRUISING WORLD magazine; Betsy Alison, one of the foremost racing sailors in the world; and Micca Hutchins, editor of the foremost sailing website (SailNet) . . . all gave this how-to book for women very nice reviews. I hope you will too! If you're a woman with a desire to learn because YOU want to, or a partner in life whose love for sailing is a Guide" very worthwhile. If you're a guy with a friend or partner who isn't as committed to your passion as you are, I think this book will set one of an impressive series of how-to books for women covering the most Guide" is a first in my field. I wrote this book because I believe sailing is an activity anyone can enjoy to its max, at any age. But how you learn often determines how long you'll stay a sailor, or how much you'll really like sailing. Sailing . . . it changed my life; it helped mold a new "me." It can do the same for you. Doris Colgate

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"Doris Colgate takes as a premise that most women approach learning to sail differently from men, and I think she's right. In Sailing: A Woman's Guide, Doris uses her considerable experience to encourage, excite and educate women in sailing and to show them how theirinherent female qualities are those sailors need. Written in clear, but accessible language, Doris's book will help women to start sailing or to hone the skills they already have."--Patience Wales, Editor, SAIL

A Woman's Guide to Sailing--by one of the preeminent women sailors on the water

"When I started this book, the women I talked with said, "Wow, that's great! Finally someone is talking to us." So says Doris Colgate, author of this unique guide for women.

For women who want a calm, thorough introduction to sailing, Colgate offers the key. She'll teach you the skills and tricks of seasoned women sailors. Contrary to nautical myth, you needn't be an onboard gorilla or a22-year-old. Mechanical advantage and woman-smart sailing skills will do the job.

The key to becoming confident, comfortable, and in control of your boat is learning how to handle the boat in every situation. Sailing: A Woman's Guide makes the elements of this exhilarating sport clear and comprehensible:

Sail handling--make the boat go where you want it to go, not where it wants to go. Wind and weather--recognize, anticipate, and handle different conditions. Dealing with healing, seasickness, and other challenges. Crewing for others--what to expect, what not to put up with. Navigation and piloting basics, knots, and safety rules. Handle your crew--family or friends--with the confidence of command. Take it to the next level--racing and getting the last knot of speed out of your sails, and cruising the world under sail.

This book is packed with photos, clear instructions and diagrams, and sea advice from other women sailors. Colgate loves sailing, and her years of conducting sailing courses for women give her keen insight into the learning styles that work best for women. Says Colgate: "Go sailing, however you choose to do it. You'll discover a new world--and a new you!

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Book Description International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 1999. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: Women and Sailing A great fit for women Why are women drawn to sailing? Women who sail Chapter 2: How to Get Started Choose a sailing school What to expect on your first day Normal apprehension Step aboard How does it feel? Chapter 3: Getting Comfortable with Sailing Sailor talk How a sailboat is measured What makes a sailboat stable? How sails are held up and controlled How to talk about sails Basic sailboat moves Taking a sailboat through its paces Chapter 4: How to Sail Away and Return with Ease Rig and hoist the sails Getting underway Sailing at last Homeward bound Chapter 5: Using the Wind Identifying wind direction Setting your sails upwind and downwind Making the boat react to you Powering down for comfort and control When you go aground Crew-overboard recovery Chapter 6: Preparing Yourself and the Boat Clothing for comfortable sailing Diet and sailing Lifesaving equipment Communication with other boats and with shore Electrical hazards When a shroud or stay breaks Knots and line handling Chapter 7: Smart Sailing Why sail shape is important The shape of speed Weather and wind Wind shifts and how to use them Use of crew weight and placement Chapter 8: Navigation Rules and Techniques Know the rules The basic steps of navigation Tides and currents Chapter 9: Tips for Sailing with Ease Practice, practice, practice Exercises for sailing Personal matters Keep on sailing Chapter 10: Resources Index. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0070067201

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