• Sailboat Cruising (AUDIOTOPICS)

  • By: Mark Herlinger
  • Narrated by: Mark Herlinger
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (158 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to the 2021 update of Sailboat Cruising. For anyone who wants to move up from day sailing to "coastal cruising," this program will cover systems onboard a sailing yacht: electrical, plumbing, head, galley, anchoring system, navigation, and rigging. Also, rules and regulations, collision avoidance, weather, comparison of sailboat types, and tips for bareboat chartering. 

Audience 1 - Those with knowledge of basic sailing who want to move up to coastal cruising. 

Audience 2 - Those who have gone cruising and want to deepen their knowledge. 

Audience 3 - A primer for friends and family who may come along as passengers and need to use onboard systems and stay safe on a cruising sailboat. 

Presented by American Sailing Association certified instructor Mark Herlinger. Listen and learn while you get excited for your sailing vacation! 

©2012 Mark N. Herlinger (P)2012 Mark N. Herlinger

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Clear and concise delivery of sailing essentials

Where does Sailboat Cruising (AUDIOTOPICS) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Best delivery of sailing essentials from the basics to insights gained from years of experience. I recommend Sailboat Cruising for sailing newcomers to develop a strong foundation of sailing essentials to experienced sailors as a review before their next sailing trip. This audio book is a great addition to your sailing reference library.

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Helpful introductory guide for sailing/cruising

Would you consider the audio edition of Sailboat Cruising (AUDIOTOPICS) to be better than the print version?

I listened to Sailboat Cruising just prior to spending 3 days cruising on a 34' Benneteau with my family. They've been sailing for years, but I have only had minimal experience and was worried that I'd be useless as a crew member. This audio really helped me to not feel like a complete idiot going aboard. I was able to formulate some reasonably intelligent questions, and understood some of the terms and concepts without needing explanation. There's always more to learn, but this program provided a lot of good fundamental information, both conceptual and hands-on. I also like that it is narrated in a friendly and engaging style, with ample real-life examples and situations. Very helpful.

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I broke it up into three sessions.

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Excellent Sailing Audio Book

Compared to many audiobooks I have listened to on various topics, this one is very good. The author is very down to earth, educational and presents a broad variety of sailing topics all in an easy to listen to format without any ego or arrogance. It’s all around good for newbies and intermediates to brush up on sailing topics.

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Great info but not to much in depth. Enough information to get you started but not so much as to overwhelm you.

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This is a detailed, informative and very well narrated. I learned a lot about sailing.

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I am glad I read this book.

Amazing content, amazing presentation. If you are looking how to get into sailing, this is the book for you. From boat mechanics to rules, navigation, physics of sailing, all here in a newbie friendly format.

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Superb information

As a complete novice I found every sentence of this book useful. Could not recommend it more for anyone considering learning to sail. It does a fantastic job of explaining nuts and bolts of what to do after you have learned to sail.

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sailboat cruising

excellent read. exactly what I was looking for. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning how to sail. a wonderful beginners tutorial.

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Great overview!

Wished we had this available before we bought our first sailboat. Being beginners, we learned the hard way. Still, this wad a great refresher as well as filled in some gaps! Sail on!

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Good information only style book

I have been around power boats most of my life, (power boats). I wanted something very basic, that was informational only. this is it.

Nothing too in depth.... but a great place to start.