The author explains the different sailing characteristics of classic craft ans shares his grasp of the special skills required to handle them. He de
lights in describing how to handle heavy loads using tackles rather than winches and invites the reader into the mysteries of making the boat work for you rather than fighting with gear. Specificall, he shares step by step advice on: setting up the rig, sail handling skills-hoisting, setting and reefing working sailsheavy and light air sailing, manouevring a long-keel boat and dealing with heavy displacement, topsails, watersails, single-luff spinnake
rs and fisherman staysails, etc……..