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David Seidman is the former executive editor of Boating, the world's largest powerboat magazine. He has designed and built his own boats and sailed the world in others. He is also the author of The Essential Sea Kayaker, The Essential Wilderness Navigator, and co-author of The Anti-Pirate Potato Cannon and 101 Other Things for Young Mariners to Build, Try, and Do on the Water.
"A learn-to-sail book with heart." ─ Wooden Boat
"Teaches sailing with flair and poetry." ─ Sail
This book was previously published as on the Wind. Here's what reviewers have said: ". . . a real winner. . . . a masterful blend of straightforward text with delightful and instructive illustrations. Quite simply a great primer on sailing and the world of boats for reader of all ages." Cruising World "Of all the books that I've seen about sailing, Seidman's sits in a class by itself . . . elegantly simple, encyclopedic in scope, and a delightful reference for any novice with lots to offer intermediate sailors, too." Kalamazoo Gazette "Seidman and Mulford's explanation of wind and sailing is a work of art." The Herald, Everett, Washington "A learn-to-sail book with heart." - Woodenboaties.
Paperback • David Seidman • 978-0071749572 • 240 • 9.1x7.2" • March 24, 2011 • International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press