This book is a collection of classic articles on sailing yachts, with information on the construction and design of sails, spars, masts, and other components of rigging. Carefully selected for a modern readership, these timeless articles will be of considerable utility to anyone with a practical interest in yacht sailing, and would make for worthy additions to collections of allied literature. The articles include: “Dinghy and Small Class Racing”, “Dinghy Sailing – Simply Explained”, “Outing Library of Sport – Boat Sailing in Fair Weather and Foul”, “Practical Boat Sailing for Amateurs: Containing Particulars of the Most Suitable Sailing Boats and Yachts for Amateurs and Instruction for their Proper Handling”, and more. 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.