This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
The aim of this book is to help you grow as a safe and reliable skipper of a sea-going cruising yacht. There is very little in life more satisfying than skippering a yacht across a bit of water to a new port. It doesn't matter much whether it's five miles or five thousand. Getting there is always an adventure, and arrival is always deeply satisfying. But there's a lot more to skippering a yacht than knowing how to sail. In fact, most of the skills you'll need are in managing the crew rather than the yacht.
"Oh! Jack, Ellen, come here this instant!" cried Jane Pellew in so excited a manner that the mail rider almost fell out of his jumper in his effort to see what it was that made Miss Jane "take on so." She was dancing around the broad old veranda waving one of the letters he had just handed her. "Too hot, Sis, and we are too comfortable," came Jack's lazy voice from under the big ash tree that shaded one side of the porch. "You have enough energy for all of us, so s'pose you come to us," Ellen called. "You won't be hot for long, but you are going to be very uncomfortable in a minute." With the warning, Jane jumped off the porch and landed in Ellen's lap, then pulled herself up quickly by means of one hand entwined in Jack's thick chestnut hair. "Shut up and listen!" commanded Jane. "Nobody has a chance to do anything else with you around," Jack reminded his sister.