This vintage book is a complete guide to yacht rigging, with instructions for the correct usage of masts, rope, levers, winches, tracks, slides and more. Written in simple language and full of helpful diagrams, this volume constitutes a must-have for all sailing enthusiasts, but would be of most utility to those with little previous experience. Contents include: “The Efficiencies of Rigs”, “Modern Rigs”, “Rigs and Rating Rules”, “Three Rigs”, “Masts”, “Rope”, “Blocks and Tackles”, “Shrouds”, “Stays”, “Sheets and Halyards”, “Topping Lifts and Clew Outhauls”, “Tangs and Chainplates”, “Levers and Winches”, Goosenecks and Roller Reefing”, Mast Tracks and Slides”, 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.