Learn to sail | Book & Ebook

My online beginners’ sailing course has also been published as ebook and paperback. It is designed to prepare you for a practical sailing course or as an accompaniment to it. But it is also excellent for people who are returning to sailing and want to freshen up their knowledge. For those who have just started it helps to understand how sailing works and is also suitable to introduce family members, partners and friends in this wonderful sport.

Book and Ebook contain 144 images that show the important sailing manoeuvres step by step. On additional 75 images the nautical knots are explained.

The good thing about a book or ebook is that you can read it wherever you are. You do not have to be at a certain time in a certain place as you would be with a real-life course. You can turn on your mobile, your tablet or ebook reader or take out your book, wherever you are and whenever you feel like it. It is the best way to prepare yourself for a practical sailing lesson.

You can download the Ebook for example at:
iTunes UK & iTunes US | iBooks for iPad and Mac
Amazon.com & Amazon.co.uk | Kindle-Edition
Google Play | for Android
The paperback is available for example at: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk

I wish you every success in your practical sailing course, which I hope I prepare you well for with book and ebook. Fair winds,

Your Captain Sailnator


TripskleinYou want to join a sailing course or you have already passed a certification and you now ask yourself what comes next? How does it go on and what can the prospective skipper or crew expect?

I describe some of my sailing trips for you in my book and ebook: “Sailing trips with Captain Sailnator” as an encouragement. By reading it you get an impression how such a trip could be like and what might happen underway. From being crew the first time when sailing around Mallorca to a big trip across the Baltic Sea, from skipper training to being co-skipper on a big sailing school yacht everything can be found.

I talk about sailing under blue sky and in fog, of experiences in doldrums and near-gales, of the visit in beautiful harbours and romantic anchorages, of adventures with slipping anchors and big waves, of the fight against seasickness and against the humidity and the narrowness on board, of the camaraderie and the growing together of the crew, of encounters with dolphins and Portuguese man-o’-war and of the wonderful feeling to be at sea.

The reports reflect the daily routine on a yacht authentically. Harbours and anchorages are mentioned by name so that you can follow all the trips on a map. With the attached photos you get to know the respective areas visually.

You can download the Ebook for example at:
iTunes UK & iTunes US | iBooks for iPad and Mac
Amazon.com & Amazon.co.uk | Kindle-Edition
Google Play | for Android
The paperback is available at: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Createspace

I wish you a lot of fun by reading the book! And maybe we see each other once out there – on the roaring sea!

Your Captain Sailnator


Cover_Knots_adSailing knots are a fundamental part of a sailing course and of the skipper exam, because on a boat there is always a line that has to be tied somewhere. Or lines have to be tied to each other. For every situation there is a perfectly secure knot, one that is easy to tie and easy to loosen. In this little booklet of about 58 pages the most important sailor’s knots are explained through word and pictures. 75 black and white images show how to tie the nautical knots step by step. In the ibook-version there are also 12 videos included. This is the optimal preparation for your sailing course and the skipper exam. The following knots are explained: Figure-eight knot; Square knot; Bowline knot; Cleat knot; Clove hitch; Sheet bend; Double Sheet bend; Round turn and two half hitches; Rolling hitch; Cleat with bowline knot.

You can download the Ebook for example at:
iTunes UK & iTunes US | iBooks for iPad and Mac
Amazon.com & Amazon.co.uk | Kindle-Edition
Google Play | for Android
The paperback is available at: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Createspace