This vintage book is a complete and accessible guide to sailing small yachts, with information on everything from choosing a vessel to negotiating storms. With simple instructions and a wealth of useful tips, this volume is ideal for the novice sailor, and would make for a worthy addition to all collections of yachting literature. Contents include: “The Choice of Boat”, “Moorings”, “The Details of a Boat and Her Sails and Rigging”, “The Theory and Practice of Sailing”, “Strong Winds and Reefing”, “Cruising in Small Boats”, “The Cabin Cruiser”, “Rigs and Their Management”, “The Opening Cruise”, “The Rules of the Road at Sea”, “Cabin Accommodation and Comforts”, “On Making a Passage”, 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.