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Much has changed since the first edition of the Cruising & Seamanship Workbook. There have been improvements in sails, boats, and gear; and of course a revolution in electronics and navigation.  What has not changed is the role of the sailor to assure a safe, enjoyable passage. Learn the latest in Cruising & Seamanship skills with the all new 4th edition  Cruising and Seamanship WorkBook.

DUE for release in February 2021.
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Much has changed since the first edition of the North U Cruising & Seamanship Workbook. There have been improvements in sails, boats, and gear; and of course a revolution in electronics and navigation. What has not changed is the role of the sailor to assure a safe, enjoyable passage. Learn the latest in Cruising & Seamanship skills with the all new 4th edition  Cruising and Seamanship WorkBook.

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Workbook Contents

Chapter I – Sailing, Cruising and Seamanship
Chapter II – Upwind Sail Trim
Chapter III – Downwind Sail Trim
Chapter IV – Heavy Weather Sailing
Chapter V – Safety
Chapter VI – Anchoring and Docking
Chapter VII – Sailing to a Destination

Chapter I – Sailing, Cruising and Seamanship

Let’s get started: What is Seamanship? What are the characteristics of a good cruising yacht? What are the advantages and disadvantages of various rig and keel configurations? How can you put new sailors at ease during their inaugural sailing adventures?

Chapter II – Upwind Sail Trim

Sailing efficiently upwind, against the force that drives us, is a marvel of modern design. In Upwind Trim you get a brief look at the theory of upwind sailing and in-depth training on proper trim. You’ll learn how to sail fast and point high with balance and control in all conditions. We explain proper sail shape and the use mainsail and jib controls to achieve optimum performance. A special section addresses Performance Problems with Trim Solutions.

Chapter III – Downwind Sail Trim

Most of our cruising time is spent reaching. If not, it is time to choose a new destination! In Downwind Sail Trim we address proper use and trim of Gennakers, asymmetric spinnakers and symmetric spinnakers when reaching and running. We also explain proper use of whisker poles for jib and main sailing and look at the new Code Sails and furling systems.

Downwind Sail Trim Graphic

Chapter IV – Heavy Weather Sailing

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Heavy Weather Sailing is a part of cruising. Gain a better understanding heavy weather trim to maintain comfort and control when conditions are rough. We address sudden squalls, and wavy storms, and the preparation, strategies, and techniques you need to make your way through them.

Chapter V – Safety

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Cruising involves risk. So does remaining ashore. In Safety we look at the risks, the factors that can make for a dangerous voyage, and how to prepare your boat and crew to prevent and handle emergencies. We draw a distinction between problems that can be addressed in a measured way and true emergencies that require immediate and appropriate response.

Chapter VI – Anchoring and Docking

Part of cruising well is stopping well. In Anchoring and Docking we look at fundamentals of anchoring and docking, from scope and swing room to prop walk and med-mooring.

Chapter VII – Sailing to a Destination

Cruising is Sailing and so much more. Navigation, night sailing, tides and currents,  wind shifts, engine care, heads, dinghies… The list goes on and on.  Spoiler Alert: When you go cruising problems will arise. In this chapter we look at some of the problems you might encounter along the way. We offer some solutions, and an approach to problem solving that will help ensure a successful cruise. And then we remind you to go. Don’t wait. Go…

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About the Author – Bill Gladstone

North U Director Bill Gladstone has been teaching sailing and racing for decades. The author of the North U Performance Racing Trim and Performance Racing Tactics books and creator of the North U Seminars and Webinars, graduates of Bill’s programs are racing and winning in fleets the world over.

But that is not all.  Bill is an avid cruiser with extensive experience on the east and west coasts, great lakes, and Caribbean.  Together with John Rousmaniere he created the original Cruising and Seamanship curriculum. This update was created in conjunction with the American Sailing Association.

Event Details

Start date: December 01, 2020

End date: December 10, 2020

Start time: 07:00 p.m.

End time: 09:00 p.m.

Email: Bill@northu.com

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