This is an ideal learning and reference tool packed with the essential knowledge that you need to get afloat, regardless of your age. Each chapter guides you through essential information on areas key to learning the sport. Chapters include: Rigging your boat; Going afloat; Basic skills; Tacking; Gybing; Leaving and returning to shore. The RYA’s long-established training methods are recognised as world leading and this book will help you gain both confidence and knowledge. This new edition has been updated with a completely new layout with larger and more detailed illustrations to help enhance learning.