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 spinnakers and fisherman staysails; and much, much more.
And for this new edition Tom had added new material on modern gaffers, replicas and a whole new section on sailing aspirational large gaffers.
Hand, Reef & Steer, with its wonderful watercolour drawings and atmospheric photos, will delight all who love the unique character and grace of classic craft.
‘A delightful book’ WoodenBoat