From Simon & Schuster, Invitation to Sailing is Alan Brown's complete illustrated guide to small boat sailing.
In his guide, Brown takes readers from the first day out racing in regattas, under the direction of an expert sailor and teacher, and includes exercise, on the water drills, and a special section on how to organize and teach a sailing class.
Alan Brown went to Japan in 1987 as a Fulbright journalist. He lived in Tokyo for seven years, writing for magazines and newspapers and reporting on culture for BBC Radio. His short fiction has appeared in New Directions anthologies and other publications. He lives in New York City.