This handy little guide is packed with helpful tips for anybody who's keen to take up sailing or has just started out. As with any sport it's hard to learn from a book but the short ideas here will give you some tips on kit, help you learn the rules of the waves and show you the ropes when it comes to winds, tides and navigation. We have some advice on how to learn sailing on a budget and naturally we've also included some tips to help ensure your voyages are all safe trips. We can't promise these ideas will win you the Americas Cup but we hope you'll find them entertaining, informative and inspiring. Happy boating!