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Once you have spent time under sail, you will notice that people on sailboats tend to wave at each other. For many, sailing is a passion to be enjoyed for a lifetime. This is a sport that connects the generations and brings people together. But sailing is challenging. To maximize your enjoyment on the water, you must have confidence in yourself, your boat, equipment and crew. Basic Keelboat helps you learn to sail with all the skills required to be safe at sea. When you're prepared, life under sail is more enjoyable. The lessons learned in Basic Keelboat will provide a strong foundation to help you build your skills for the future. The first of US SAILING's popular Keelboat Series, Basic Keelboat covers the skills and terminology required to responsibly skipper a small daysailing keelboat. Basic Keelboat breaks down maneuvers like tacking, jibing, docking and overboard recovery in a simple, understandable manner. Used by the best sailing schools around the country, Basic Keelboat is the definitive learn-to-sail text, published by the sole national governing body for sailing in the U.S.