This volume comprises a comprehensive handbook on learning to sail. It was written for those wishing to take up sailing and wondering how to set about it, beginning with dinghy sailing and working up to half-decked boats and small cabin cruisers. “Sailing and Cruising” is highly recommended for novice sailors, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: “An Introduction to a Dinghy: Starting to Sail—Rigs—Balance and Standing Lugs—Bermudan—Gunters—Foresails—Rudder and Centreboard—Halyards and Sheets”, “A First Sail: Close-Hauled—Tacking—In Stays—Reaching—Running—Gybe—A'lee—Turning Circles”, “More Sailing: Reefing—Earings, Cringles and Points—Roller Reefing—Reefing the Jib—'Lee' and 'Weather' Helm—Sailing in a Breeze—Keeping Control—Second Reef—Squalls”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on sailing.