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The Resource A woman's guide to the sailing lifestyle : the essentials and fun of sailing off the New England coast, Debra Picchi and Thomas Desrosiers

A woman's guide to the sailing lifestyle : the essentials and fun of sailing off the New England coast, Debra Picchi and Thomas Desrosiers

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A woman's guide to the sailing lifestyle : the essentials and fun of sailing off the New England coast
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A woman's guide to the sailing lifestyle
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the essentials and fun of sailing off the New England coast
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Debra Picchi and Thomas Desrosiers
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eng
Summary
A chance sailing trip with a friend from work led me to wonder if I could learn to sail. After all, I'm a woman, and the sailing world seems to favor men. I am not athletic; I didn't grow up in a family where we learned about boating; I would be starting late, since I was in my thirties; and I suffer from seasickness. What I discovered over the next twenty-five years is that I could indeed learn to be a competent sailor. But I didn't expect to be an expert overnight. Instead, as a novice, I layered on new knowledge slowly, over time, through experiential learning. This book describes the process whereby this happened. Using examples from trips along the coast of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, it reviews the essential knowledge needed to be a sailor as well as explanations about the parts of a sailboat, major boat systems, and tasks associated with maintaining a sailboat. It also discusses some Zen-like attitudes that lead to successful and fun sailing, such as focusing, the no-blame rule, and stripping down to the essentials. Unlike some other sailing guides, this book points out that sailing can be a lifestyle that includes many dimensions. It's not just about getting a boat to sail. Traveling by boat is a unique experience, and visiting small coastal New England communities is an adventure. Learning about history, art, ecology, star constellations, technology, and birds are only a few of the kinds of activities that can be built into a rich and rewarding sailing experience. This book will be helpful for people who would like to learn to sail but who are intimidated by the process, particularly women, fledgling sailors just starting out, and families with children
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Picchi, Debra
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Desrosiers, Thomas
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  • Sailing
  • Women sailors
  • Sailing
  • Women sailors
  • New England
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A woman's guide to the sailing lifestyle : the essentials and fun of sailing off the New England coast, Debra Picchi and Thomas Desrosiers
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text
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rdacontent
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1578665
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23 cm
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189 pages
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9781504933728
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9781504933728
  • (OCoLC)922459433
Label
A woman's guide to the sailing lifestyle : the essentials and fun of sailing off the New England coast, Debra Picchi and Thomas Desrosiers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1578665
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9781504933728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781504933728
  • (OCoLC)922459433

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