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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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I am glad I read this book.

Amazing content, amazing presentation. If you are looking how to get into sailing, this is the book for you. From boat mechanics to rules, navigation, physics of sailing, all here in a newbie friendly format.

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Superb information

As a complete novice I found every sentence of this book useful. Could not recommend it more for anyone considering learning to sail. It does a fantastic job of explaining nuts and bolts of what to do after you have learned to sail.

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sailboat cruising

excellent read. exactly what I was looking for. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning how to sail. a wonderful beginners tutorial.

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Great overview!

Wished we had this available before we bought our first sailboat. Being beginners, we learned the hard way. Still, this wad a great refresher as well as filled in some gaps! Sail on!

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Good information only style book

I have been around power boats most of my life, (power boats). I wanted something very basic, that was informational only. this is it.

Nothing too in depth.... but a great place to start.

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Well done!

Quick listen. This book helped me understand the sailing lingo and get a general overview of sailboat systems. It left me wanting to delve deeper into everything and not be intimidated. The narrator sounds reassuring and made me feel like I can do it too. I highly recommend this book as a good first step for everyone who is considering chartering or owning a sailboat.

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Great information!!

Loved the Audiobook it was easy to follow and great information to know for learning sail terms. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning about sailing.

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very compiete and well narrated

Enjoyable listening and actually correct information, very well done. I enjoyed this book very much.