Your First Sailing Handbook teaches you how to sail on modern cruising boats. It is intended for complete beginners, recreational sailors and those who want to learn how boat and sails actually work. It can also serve as a valuable tool and reminder for sailing instructors or any sailor wanting to teach his friends or family. The handbook provides all the important practical information and theoretical background in a concise form. Language is simple, explanations are clear and largely accompanied by illustrations, which makes the content easy to read and understandable to anybody.
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Why to buy
We believe that Your First Sailing Handbook is the first book you should read if you want to learn how to sail and that it will always remain No. 1 literature in your sailing library. See the book highlights listed below.
Vedran Bobanac was born in 1983 in Zagreb, Croatia. At the age of 10 he started sailing on the Optimists. When he was 13, his father completed the construction of their family boat – a 25-foot racing sloop. In the following years Vedran acquired knowledge and experience by sailing this boat with his father along the Croatian Adriatic coast.
In 2002, he completed a Skipper course at Academia Navalis Adriatica (ANA), the school of sailing and nautical skills. Soon he joined ANA as a part-time instructor (in 2004). Ever since, he has regularly worked as a sailing instructor and as a skipper in his free time. He also participates in various sailing regattas.
Studying at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, he received MSc and PhD degrees, in 2007 and 2015 respectively. He is also an internationally certified skiing instructor. He lives and works in Zagreb.
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Your First Sailing Handbook
The simplest entrance to the world of sailing