Featuring world renowned sailing expert John Rousmaniere. In this program, you will learn now to sail and enjoy the most popular of all sailboats - the keel day sailers and small keel sailing boats. Beginning with hull design, this program covers getting underway, boat handling and includes an introduction to the sport of sailboat racing. This program is packed with information including detailed close-ups, helpful graphics and a strong emphasis on safety. Subjects covered include, steering, tacking and jibing, how to shape the sails, life jacket type and use, crew organization, the spinnaker, essential racing skills, navigation rules and man overboard rescue.