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For anyone interested in owning or chartering a sailing yacht or going on a sailing vacation - otherwise known as "cruising" - this audiobook will give you a thorough orientation, something to listen to ahead of time. Experienced skippers, this is the perfect primer for the friends or family you've invited to go sailing. Presented by ASA-certified instructor Mark Herlinger, this audio program covers such topics as: qualifications to go cruising or chartering, types of boats, chartering tips, systems onboard, crew teamwork, sailboat rigging, navigation, mooring and anchoring, planning an itinerary, packing for the trip, safety, and family cruising. Listen and learn while you get excited for your sailing vacation.

©2012 Mark N. Herlinger (P)2012 Mark N. Herlinger

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Clear and concise delivery of sailing essentials

Where does Sailboat Cruising (AUDIOTOPICS) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Best delivery of sailing essentials from the basics to insights gained from years of experience. I recommend Sailboat Cruising for sailing newcomers to develop a strong foundation of sailing essentials to experienced sailors as a review before their next sailing trip. This audio book is a great addition to your sailing reference library.

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Helpful introductory guide for sailing/cruising

Would you consider the audio edition of Sailboat Cruising (AUDIOTOPICS) to be better than the print version?

I listened to Sailboat Cruising just prior to spending 3 days cruising on a 34' Benneteau with my family. They've been sailing for years, but I have only had minimal experience and was worried that I'd be useless as a crew member. This audio really helped me to not feel like a complete idiot going aboard. I was able to formulate some reasonably intelligent questions, and understood some of the terms and concepts without needing explanation. There's always more to learn, but this program provided a lot of good fundamental information, both conceptual and hands-on. I also like that it is narrated in a friendly and engaging style, with ample real-life examples and situations. Very helpful.

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I broke it up into three sessions.

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Fun and informative

This is a great introduction for anyone interested in sailing. It is written and narrated by the author whose love of sailing and interesting talking points whisk the reader away on a mental sailing vacation with each chapter. Highly recommend!