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Hand, Reef and Steer
Author: Tom Cunliffe

ISBN: 9781472925220
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 27 July 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 19.1 x 1.5
Description:
Winner of the Best Book of the Sea Award, this hands-on practical guide from bestselling author Tom Cunliffe gives step by step advice on handling a traditional craft, from setting up a rig to steering using sails alone. Includes much new material for this 2nd edition.

Tom Cunliffe is one of the world's greatest champions of traditional sailing boats, and is considered the guru of gaff rig sailors. Having worked these beautiful boats all his life, his knowledge is second to none.

In Hand, Reef sail handling skills (hoisting, setting and reefing) heavy and light air sailing; manouevring a long-keel boat; losing way, scandalizing and steering with sails, topsails, watersails, single-luff spinnakers and fisherman staysails; and much, much more.

And for this new edition Tom had added new material on modern gaffers, replicas and a whole new section on sailing aspirational large gaffers.

Hand, Reef & Steer, with its wonderful watercolour drawings and atmospheric photos, will delight all who love the unique character and grace of classic craft.

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