"One of the clearest, most user-friendly teaching guides for those going afloat for the first time." a detailed, step-by-step guide to the basics of sailing which teaches, what to know before you go sailing, getting underway, the secrets of sailing and mastering the art of sailing. With on the water instruction, this program covers every aspect of sailing including the skills and confidence of boat handling and how to sail a 47 foot keel boat. Penny Whiting, is New Zealand's leading sailing instructor and a popular television yachting commentator. Learn: Rigging & parts of the boat, hoisting sails, gybing & coming about, reefing & knot tying, wrangling the spinaker & much more! Penny is the owner-operator of the "Penny Whiting Sailing School" which has taught more than 20,000 students to learn how to sail.