This vintage book is a comprehensive and novice-friendly guide to sailing yachts, with information on preparation, rules, common problems and pitfalls, use of equipment, and many other related aspects. Specially designed for the beginner, this guide contains everything one might need to know about racing, and constitutes a must-read for prospective participants. Contents include: “Introductory”, “Before the Start”, “The Last Five Minutes and the Start”, “The Race Itself and the Rule of the Road”, “Foresight”, “Some Typical Situations”, “A Few Tips on Sails and Rigging”, “Conclusion”, “Notes for Race Officers”, “Example of a Protest”, “Example of a Course Card”, 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 yachting and boating.