This book is a complete guide to deep-sea sailing, with information on navigating in bad weather, rules of the road, readying and managing the crew, repairs, and much more. With helpful illustrations and a wealth of invaluable information, this timeless volume is is highly recommended for those with a practical interest in sailing, and would make for a worthy addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: "Planning a Cruise", "The Craft", "Fittings and Equipment", "Maintenance", "Emergency Repairs", "The Crew", "Preparing the Crew for Sea", "Watchkeeping and Routine", "Food and Water", "Safety and Sea", "Navigation", "Cruise Strategy, Weather and Currents", "Wind and Sea", "Bad Weather", "Comfort and Health", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on sailing.