This volume contains a collection of classic articles on sailing yachts, covering topics including reading tides and currents, racing, tuning and maintaining yachts, and much more. Carefully selected for a modern readership, these timeless articles will be of considerable utility to anyone with a practical interest in yacht sailing. The articles include: "Elements of Yacht Sailing and Cruising", "How to Sail", "Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling", "The Complete Yachtsman", "Sailing to Win", and "Tuning Up Small Racing Boats". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on sailing.