The handbook is an accessible way of teaching sailing terminology to people who do not know much about the subject. Thanks to the legible content and visual data, the author encourages readers to take their first steps towards water activities. The dictionary contains 104 illustrated entries explained by the author as well as other texts about the culture of sailing. However, it is not overloaded with information and it does not function as a textbook preparing for obtaining a sailing licence. Its goal is to increase the safety of people on board by helping them understand the commands. The handbook is addressed to tourists who want to sail safely and consciously but do not have much time for professional preparation.