This book is a collection of classic articles on motor boating and yachting, covering many aspects of the sport but focusing on the use and recognition of flags. Carefully selected for a modern readership, this timeless volume will be of considerable utility to anyone with a practical interest in boating or sailing, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of related literature. The articles include: “Sailing – A Practical Handbook on Equipment, Handling and Up-keep of Open, Half-Decked and Small-Decked Boats”, “The Boatman's Manual – A Complete Manual of Boat Handling, Operation, Maintenance and Seamanship”, Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling”, “Yachts and Their Recognition”, 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.