This vintage book is a complete and accessible guide to sailing. Designed especially for the 'landlubber', this volume provides just enough information to enable anyone to take out a small boat and bring her back safely. “Learning to Sail” has been carefully selected for a modern readership, and would make for a worthy addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: “What It's All About”, “The Selection of a Boat”, “Type of Boat for Beginner”, “About the Cat-Boat”, “The Mooring”, “Acquiring a Vocabulary”, “Looking Her Over—Preliminary Warnings”, “Three Useful Knots”, “Bending and Hoisting Sail”, “Reefing”, “The Theory of Sailing”, “Before the Wind”, “Sailing to Windward”, “Reaching”, 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. This book was first published in 1945.