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20 May 2002, 12:04 pm
RYA Publishes `Start Sailing - Beginner|s Handbook|
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Royal Yachting Association
RYA HQ, Eastleigh

After years of discussion and consultation with sailing schools and other experts around the UK, the RYA's new National Sailing Scheme" has got under way with the launch of Start Sailing.
Start Sailing is the Beginner's Handbook for dinghy and multihull sailing.

Whether you take an RYA course at a recognised school or learn from a friend, Start Sailing is packed with the essential knowledge you need to get afloat. Using full colour illustrations and photographs, Start Sailing guides you through the basics with clear and simple instructions.

Olympic Gold medallist Shirley Robertson says in the foreword, 'The RYA National Sailing Scheme ensures that you learn safely and at your own pace. It demystifies our sport and allows you to reach achievable goals and have fun while you are learning.'

Covering Levels 1 and 2 of the new National Sailing Scheme ", Start Sailing is the perfect foundation for more advanced sailing"" .

" The Scheme is fully explained in The RYA National Sailing Scheme Syllabus & Logbook (G4/02).
" " The new Advanced Sailing Handbook (G12/02) will be published in September 2002.

Start Sailing (G3/02) is available from: The RYA Web Shop, Order Hotline: +44 23 8062 7412, Email: or any good chandlers around Great Britain.
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