This book is a collection of classic articles on dinghy construction and sailing, dealing with many different subjects ranging from instruction for beginners to design and construction. Written in simple, plain language and profusely illustrated, these articles are ideal for the beginner, and will also be of utility to the more seasoned enthusiast. The articles include: “A Junior Teach Yourself Book – Sailing and Small Boats for Boys and Girls”, “Dinghy Sailing – Simply Explained”, “Learning to Sail”, “Teach Yourself Sailing”, “The Cruiser's Manual – A Complete Handbook of Yacht Cruising Under Sail and Power”, and “Yachts and Their Recognition”. 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.