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Small Sailboats
Made Fun and Easy

Free Tutorial on Sailboat Terms & Rigging

Small Sailboats Made Simple

  • An Easy Introduction to Sailing
  • Learn Basic Sailing Terms
  • Learn to Sail
  • Refresh your Sailing Skills
  • Add to your Sailing Knowledge

Small Sailboats Made Fun and Easy
by Professor Floyd Jay Winters

Floyd Jay Winters is a career instructor and coach, with multiple American Sailing Association certifications, in addition to multiple United States Power Squadron certifications. He presents the small sailboat material covered in this manual in a friendly and easy-to-understand way. This small eBook uses helpful teaching methods, such as mnemonics and association memory techniques, to help you learn and remember sailing terms and understand sailing concepts and maneuvers. Download this 60-page PDF eBook to your desktop PC, your tablet, and your smartphone! Then conveniently, access each chapter through hyperlinks from the Table of Contents.

Jay has taught small sailboat sailing at Bimini Bay Sailing to hundreds of students, ranging in age from as young as 7 to over 70. Over the years, he has taught numerous small sailboat sailing summer camps, and has provided sailing instruction to many students in one-on-one and small group sessions. He also teaches a Beginners Sailing course and a Sail Trim course for the Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron. He has sailed, crewed, and raced on all sizes of boats, ranging from the 14-foot Sunfish to the 122-foot Baltimore Clipper Schooner, the Privateer Lynx.

Floyd Jay Winters has had several college textbooks published by major publishers. This simple 60-page pocket-sized sailing manual is in common PDF eBook format and is designed to display well on full-sized desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, and smart phones for your convenience on land or water. This small eBook includes over 70 clear sailboat photos, well labeled diagrams and figures to help you learn how to sail and to make sailing a safe and enjoyable sport. It even includes a series of water riddles to add a little amusement to your reading.

Begin to learn to sail today or improve your sailing skills.

Download Free Sample eBook
The first 9 pages of Sailboats Made Fun and Easy, in universal PDF format. These sections cover the Main Parts of a Sailboat, Directions on a Boat, Sails and Rigging.

Download Small Sailboats Fun and Easy
The full 60-page universal PDF eBook small sailboat manual to help you continue learning in a fun and simple way. Only $12.00. A great gift for a friend or family member. Answers to water riddles included.