Getting under way, and Seamanship under way

Chapter IV: ‘We will now consider the best means of getting our craft under way under various conditions’

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Chapter V: ‘The skill of a helmsman is judged by his ability to get a boat to windward’[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”]

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Chapter VI, quoting Stevenson: ‘Seaport towns are full of mainsheetmen: they hop upon one leg, my son, what’s left of them, and the rest are dead.’

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Seamanship for Yachtsmen Chapter headings:

Chapter I Introduction
Chapter II Small Cruising Yachts
Chapter III Getting under Way
Chapter IV Getting under Way (continued)
Chapter V Seamanship under Way
Chapter VI Seamanship under Way (continued)
Chapter VII Heavy Weather
Chapter VIII Heavy Weather (continued)
Chapter IX Bringing Up
Chapter X Moorings
Chapter XI Stowing Away
Chapter XII Running Aground

Chapter XIII Accidents
Chapter XIV Strange Harbours
Chapter XV Rule of the Road
Chapter VXI The Dinghy

Chapter XVII Roller Headsails
Chapter XVIII Dinghy Sailing

Chapter XIX Racing
Chapter XX Racing Tactics
Chapter XXI The Care of Sails and Gear
Chapter XXII Fitting Out and Laying Up
Chapter XXIII Knotting and Splicing

Glossary of Nautical Terms

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