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Senior Editor Senior Art Editor Production Editor Production Controller

Simon Tuite Susan St Louis Sharon McGoldrick Tony Phipps

Managing Editor Stephanie Farrow Managing Art Editor Lee Griffiths

Produced for Dorling Kindersley by Schermuly Design Co. Creative Director Hugh Schermuly Project Editor Cathy Meeus

Designers Steve Woosnam-Savage, Lee Riches Editors Paul Docherty, Gill Edden, Polly Boyd Will Jones

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Illustration John Woodcock Commissioned Photography Gerard Brown

Written by Jeremy Evans, Rod Heikell, Tim Jeffery, and Andy O'Grady

First American edition 2007

Published in the United States by DK Publishing, 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014

The Penguin Group

SD196 May 2007

Copyright © 2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited Text copyright © 2007 Ellen MacArthur (Foreword), Tim Jeffery (Chapters 1 and 10) All rights reserved

Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise), without the prior written permission of both the copyright owner and the above publisher of this book-

Published in Great Britain by Dorling Kindersley Limited

A catalog record for this book is available from the Library of Congress

ISBN 978-0-75662-626-6

DK books are available at special discounts when purchased in bulk for sales promotions, premiums, fund-raising, or educational use. For details, contact: DK Publishing Special Markets, 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014 or [email protected]

Color reproduced by Wyndeham Pre-Press, England Printed in China by Leo Paper Products Ltd

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Wind Boat Tide Boat direction movement^

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In this book standard symbols are used to indicate the direction of wind, tide, and boat, as well as boat movement and crew position.

Foreword 12 Chapter One history of sailing

Origins of sailing 20 The advent of modern racing 24 Long-distance sailing 30 sailing today 32

Chapter Two GETTING sTARTED

sailing environments 38 How do I start? 40 Types of boat 42

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