Whether you are the captain, crew, guest, or spouse, here is a concise, REALISTIC, no-nonsense guide to having a pleasant and safe sailing experience on a small to medium-sized sailboat. Margaret Angiel, long time boat owner, sailor, and first and "only mate," shares her knowledge and experience of over 30 years, 15 of which have been spent living aboard. Included, are all the basics that you need to know from preparing yourself to preparing the boat without the technical and lengthy jargon. Tips address concerns in the areas of health, safety, provisioning, tourism, adjusting to the space dynamics of a boat and more. There is a checklist and additional space at the end of the guide to assist the reader in organizing his/her individual concerns and to create a "things to do" list that can remain with them throughout their trip.
"Letters From a Sailor" is a chronology of actual letters written by my father when he first joined the U.S.Navy, that he sent to his mother and father. This is the story of my father, a young man from a small town in Pennsylvania, who had never ventured outside the states of Pennsylvania and perhaps New Jersey before he joined the Navy. He joined the Navy to see the world and his observations and experiences are factually chronicled through letters he wrote home from 1935 to the beginning of 1937. There are no major sea battles taking place in my book, just day to day experiences of a young man in the U.S. Navy during an interesting period of time. A quick and fun read.
The Sails Take-Home Library features two sets of stimulating texts to support take-home reading programs. The books are filled with amusing characters, humorous situations and colourful pictures, to engage students and encourage them to read outside the classroom. The inclusion of Parent Notes in each book enables parents to play an integral part in strengthening their child's reading skills.
The Sails Take-Home Library features an exciting mix of titles in both Set A and Set B. Covering a variety of genres and styles, the vibrant mix of fiction and non-fiction titles will engage every student.
This reader is classified as Reading Level 5 / Fountas and Pinnell Level D. Visit our Levelled readers page for further information on reading levels.