Heavy Weather Sailing 7th edition


Author: Peter Bruce
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472928199
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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For 50 years Heavy Weather Sailing has been regarded as the ultimate international authority on surviving storms at sea aboard sailing and motor vessels. The first edition was compiled by Kaines Adlard Coles himself in 1967. Since then technology may have improved, but the weather certainly hasn't. This is the seventh updated edition, edited by racing yachtsman Peter Bruce, ensuring that in its 50th year the book remains as relevant and as essential as it has been for the previous five decades. The book brings together a wealth of expert advice from many of the great sailors of the present, including fresh accounts of yachts overtaken by extreme weather, from Ewan Southby-Tailyour, Alex Whitworth and Peter Cook to Larry and Lin Pardey. It also includes a new Foreword by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Britain's most high profile yachtsman of the past 50 years. The expert advice section has been updated in line with current thinking, and there has been a major update to the chapter focusing on the use of storm sails as well as to the use of drag devices. The technique of taking refuge has been reviewed and updated, and the chapters dealing with preparations for heavy weather and its effect on yacht design have been overhauled. These revisions ensure that Heavy Weather Sailing is as relevant, useful and instructive for today's sailor venturing offshore as it ever was – perhaps more so in the light of tragic disasters like the loss of the Cheeky Raffiki mid-Atlantic on a delivery trip after her season racing in the Caribbean. This is the definitive book for crews of any size contemplating voyages out of sight of land anywhere in the world, whether racing or cruising. It gives a clear message regarding the preparations required, and the tactics to consider when it comes on to blow.

Adlard Coles' Heavy Weather Sailing, Sixth Edition


Author: Peter Bruce
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780071592901
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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The seamanship classic you should have on-board when sailing in rough weather Adlard Coles' Heavy Weather Sailing provides you with expert advice for when you venture out of sight of land, whether for racing or cruising. It gives a clear message of seamanlike design features, preparations, and tactics that you should consider against the time when it comes on to blow. It includes new how-to chapters on storm sails, taking shelter, and managing multihulls in storms, plus thrilling new accounts of actual storm encounters.

Heavy Weather Sailing


Author: Peter Bruce
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical Press
ISBN: 9780713682434
Category: Heavy weather seamanship
Page: 294
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Heavy Weather Sailinghas longreigned as the ultimate international authority on surviving storms atsea aboard sailing and motor vessels. The book brings together a wealthof expert advice from many of the great sailors of the present,including fresh accounts of yachts overtaken by extreme weather, fromEwan Southby Tailyour, Alex Whitworth, Peter Cook, and Larry and LinPardey. Techniques for coping with heavy seas are explored, and newchapters have been added, giving advice on the use of storm sails,taking shelter in heavy weather, handling multihulls in storms and oneon handling RIBs in high seas. Seasickness remedies are proposed, and adetailed analysis is given of the meteorological conditions leading upto a storm. This is the definitive book for crews of any sizecontemplating voyages out of sight of land anywhere in the world,whether racing or cruising. It gives a clear message regarding thepreparations required, and the tactics to consider when it comes on toblow. 'If you buy no other book for your voyage, buy this one'Pete Goss (renowned yachtsman and rescuer of Raphael Dinelli during the 1996/97 Vendee Globe) 'This book is an institution'Practical Boat Owner 'The ultimate survival handbook' Yachting World

Fastnet, Force 10: The Deadliest Storm in the History of Modern Sailing (New Edition)


Author: John Rousmaniere
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393308650
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 287
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In August 1979, 303 yachts began the 600-mile Fastnet Race from the Isle of Wight off the southwest coast of England to Fastnet Rock off the Irish coast and back. It began in fine weather, then suddenly became a terrifying ordeal. A Force 10, sixty-knot storm swept across the North Atlantic with a speed that confounded forecasters, slamming into the fleet with epic fury. For twenty hours, 2,500 men and women were smashed by forty-foot breaking waves, while rescue helicopters and lifeboats struggled to save them. By the time the race was over, fifteen people had died, twenty-four crews had abandoned ship, five yachts had sunk, 136 sailors had been rescued, and only 85 boats had finished the race. John Rousmaniere was there, and he tells the tragic story of the greatest disaster in the history of yachting as only one who has sailed through the teeth of a killer storm can. With a new introduction by the author.

The Complete Yachtmaster

Sailing, Seamanship and Navigation for the Modern Yacht Skipper 9th edition
Author: Tom Cunliffe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472943341
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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The Complete Yachtmaster has been a bestseller since first publication and has established itself as the standard reference for Yachtmaster students as well as skippers of all levels of experience. In this fully revised and up-to-date 9th edition, Tom Cunliffe brings together all the essentials of modern cruising in one volume. He presents an analysis of a good skipper, the theory and practice of sailing and sail trim, the art of seamanship, accurate navigation including chart plotters and PCs, understanding meteorology, heavy weather preparation, understanding yacht stability and coping with emergencies. The Complete Yachtmaster builds knowledge as it builds sailing confidence, guiding examination candidates as authoritatively and reassuringly through the RYA syllabus as a sea pilot bringing a ship safely to harbour. Required reading for all skippers and budding skippers, both on board or in the classroom. 'A gem, distilled from decades of experience' Yachting Monthly 'Cunliffe's competence and authority radiate from the pages... thoroughly recommended' Little Ship Club 'There are all too few authors who not only know their subject but can write well about it. Tom Cunliffe is one' Cruising

Heavy Weather Powerboating


Author: Hugo Montgomery-Swan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0713688718
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 264
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An authoritative reference on powerboating in heavy weather and rough seas.

Reeds Skipper's Handbook


Author: Malcolm Pearson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408156296
Category: Transportation
Page: 208
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The Reed's Skipper's Handbook, now in its 6th edition, has been a bestseller since first publication. A handy pocket size, it is an aide-memoire of everything a boater would need to know at sea. Packed with a wide range of information in a concise form it is frequently recommended by Yachtmaster Instructors as a quick reference guide and as a revision aid for anyone taking their Day Skipper and Yachtmaster certificates. The 6th edition has been expanded with helpful new material on boat handling, tides, ropework and general seamanship. 'A terrific little volume' Motorboat & Yachting 'A brilliant guide for beginners and an excellent refresher for more advanced skippers... a top rate book' Waterstones 'Everything you would need to know when going to sea in a yacht or small boat...a humdinger of a little book' Nautical Magazine Reeds Skipper's Handbook is a must for anyone going to sea in any size of boat - be they novice or old hand. Many thousands of skippers and crew have found it invaluable as a memory jogger and fresher whether at sea or on land.

Godforsaken Sea

Racing the World's Most Dangerous Waters
Author: Derek Lundy
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616202475
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 312
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“The best book ever written about the terrifying business of single-handed sailing . . . as tight and gripping as The Perfect Storm or Into Thin Air.” (San Francisco Chronicle). Godforsaken Sea is the hair-raising account of the world’s most demanding, dangerous, and deadly sailing race—following the field of the 1996–1997 Vendée Globe through a grueling four-month circumnavigation of the earth, most of it through the terror of the Southern Ocean. Among the sixteen sailors are the gallant Brit who spends days beating back against the worst seas to save a fellow sailor; the Frenchman who bothers to salvage only a bottle of champagne from his broken and sinking boat; the sailor who comes to love the albatross that trails her for months, naming it Bernard; the sailor who calmly smokes a cigarette as his boat capsizes; and the Canadian who, hours before he disappears forever, dispatches this message: If you drag things out too long here, you’re sure to come to grief. Bringing to life hurricane-force winds, six-story waves, icebergs, and deafening noise—and blending maritime history, ocean science, and literary allusions—this true story lays bare the spirit of the men and women who push themselves to the outer limits of human endeavor—even if it means never returning home. “Explores how and why humans feel drawn to the extreme risks and almost inevitable disasters that single-handedly sailing the Southern Ocean entails. . . . Mr. Lundy not only makes stirring narrative drama but also draws the lineaments of an archetypal hero, a human driven by fear, addicted to adrenaline, in need of the edge.” —The New York Times “Godforsaken Sea is one of the best books ever written about sailing. . . . Lundy’s knowledge of sea lore and history is rich, his pace perfect, his intelligence full of energy. He differentiates each sailor with a novelist’s touch.” —Time

Stress-free Sailing

Single and Short-handed Techniques
Author: Duncan Wells
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472919742
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
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The vast majority of sailing yacht scenarios comprise a couple sailing the boat together, and needing to carry out all manoeuvres and activities themselves with no help from a back-up crew. Their boat handling, navigation, sail handling, anchoring and mooring skills all have to be carried out both efficiently and effectively, preferably with the minimum of physical effort (to conserve energy). But most sailing technique books assume a crew of 3 or 4, all willing to lend a hand. This book is therefore a first, addressing the most common sailing scenarios that anyone cruising will have to deal with, and providing clever, original, highly effective (and most importantly successfully tried and tested by the author) techniques and solutions for dealing with the huge variety of essential operations on a boat – from sail setting and reefing, to picking up mooring buoys in a variety of wind and tide situations, anchoring, berthing and leaving a pontoon shorthanded, picking up a man overboard, sailing in fog and heavy weather – and even going up the mast. This book will be a godsend to anyone sailing single or shorthanded – including couples with young children who need to be supervised by one parent whilst the other runs the boat. Organised into techniques for different cruising scenarios, the book features step by step sequential photos showing exactly how to approach each situation and carry out the task in hand.

Reeds Maritime Meteorology


Author: Maurice Cornish,Elaine Ives
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408125528
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 264
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Reeds Maritime Meteorology is written primarily for serving and trainee deck officers, those studying for certificates of competency in merchant ships and for fishermen. It provides descriptions of the elements and forces which contribute to maritime meteorology and the principles which govern them, and deals specifically with: weather forecasting at sea and the use of fax, navtex and saltellite technology ocean currents and swell tropical revolving storms the development and distribution of sea ice weather routeing passage planning the management and care of cargo in heavy weather There is an extensive glossary, revision questions at the end of each chapter, and a fold-out chart of ocean currents as well as numerous explanatory photos and diagrams. For this revised edition, the content and website addresses have been updated. 'Commended to anyone who requires a clear and authoritative introduction to the subject' Marine Engineers Review 'A splendid volume...a comprehensive and serious weather book' The Seafarer

Surviving the Storm

Coastal and Offshore Tactics
Author: Steve Dashew,Linda Dashew
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780965802857
Category: Science
Page: 675
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The Frozen Frontier

Polar Bound through the Northwest Passage
Author: Jane Maufe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147293573X
Category: Travel
Page: 320
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The Northwest Passage proved so elusive for so long that many sailors and explorers believed it didn't actually exist. A sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Arctic archipelago, it wasn't until Roald Amundsen's 1903Â?06 voyage that the Northwest Passage's existence was finally proved, but the transit is treacherous and entirely dependent upon the ice giving up its grip for sufficient time to allow vessels through. This is not a journey undertaken by average sailors in small private boats. But David Scott Cowper, 73, is no ordinary sailor. There are seven possible routes through the Northwest Passage, and Cowper had sailed through six of them singlehanded. This is the account of the sixth and most northerly Â? from ocean to ocean through the McClure Strait, this time accompanied by Jane Maufe, his crew. The account of the voyage is written by Jane and she captures Cowper's steely determination, resourcefulness in the face of adversity and humility in the wake of great achievement. Theirs is an old-fashioned relationship, where each party expects to fulfil their stereotypical roles. But Jane is no push-over - she can steer a watch, haul sails, and leap ashore slippery pontoons with heavy ropes like the best of them. As well as a captivating story of adventurous sailing it provides a fascinating insight into the relationship between two serious and dedicated sailors, alone together in some of the most isolated and forbidding desolate wastes on earth. It is a relationship built on respect and high expectations, mutual ambition and also self-sacrifice, and the book is a uniquely revealing and charming account.

The RCC Pilotage Foundation Atlantic Crossing Guide


Author: Jane Russell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408194457
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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The Atlantic Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone planning an Atlantic passage in their own boat. It is described by Yachting World magazine as 'An invaluable mixture of planning manual and pilot book, and an essential investment if you're planning to cross the Pond.' From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication and provisioning to sources of regional weather information, hurricane tracks, currents and tides, departure and arrival ports, facilities on arrival and documentation required, the comprehensiveness of this new edition will both inspire dreamers and instill confidence in those about to depart. This is the definitive reference on the subject, relied upon by many thousands of cruisers crossing the Atlantic in both directions and packed with all the information they need. 'I cannot imagine setting sail without it' - SAIL magazine (US)

The Complete RIB Manual

The Definitive Guide to Design, Handling and Maintenance
Author: Dag Pike
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408180146
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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First built in the 1960s for rescue work, the Rigid Inflatable Boat has revolutionised the marine market. The Complete RIB Manual, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first RIB, is the ultimate reference catering all aspects of a RIB's design, handling and maintenance, aimed at all owners and users, both commercial and leisure. The emphasis of the book is entirely practical, and covers: 1. A History of the RIB ? Early development ? Modern design: leisure, commercial and military 2. RIB Handling ? Impact of hull design, tube types, internal layout and engines ? Driving techniques: throttle control and driving position ? Advanced techniques for economy, sport and rough seas ? Cruising: planning, weather, anchoring and communications ? RIBs as tenders - stowing and towing ? Launching and transportation ? Safety and survival 3. Maintenance ? Outboards, diesels, water jets, stern drives, fuel tanks and electrics ? Tube care: cleaning, repair, replacement ? Hull maintenance ? Winter storage, checking for leaks, servicing The Complete RIB Manual is a comprehensive worldwide reference for all RIB owners and users, covering all the information necessary to handle and maintain a RIB of any size.

World Cruising Routes

1000 Sailing Routes in All Oceans of the World
Author: Jimmy Cornell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408158884
Category: Navigation
Page: 616
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A guide to nearly 1,000 sailing routes covering all the oceans of the world, geared specifically to the needs of cruising sailors. It advises on the winds, currents, regional and seasonal weather, and optimum times for individual routes, plus over 6,000 waypoints.

Instant Weather Forecasting

You Can Predict the Weather
Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472935381
Category: Nature
Page: 64
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Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 50 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 clear colour photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text enables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do. This revised and updated 5th edition takes into account the new ways users can receive professional weather forecasts, factor them into their own cloud observations, and develop an even better understanding of how the weather will change. This bestselling gem of a book will continue to be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing, fishing - and of course holidaymakers.

Reeds Splicing Handbook


Author: Jan-Willem Polman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472952774
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
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For any seafarer, splicing rope is an essential skill. But the traditional 3-strand rope is fast disappearing. So how do you splice braided rope? This is the definitive pocket-sized guide to all rope splicing techniques. Most of the techniques are quite easy to master – and also fun to do. See why splices are better – and stronger – than knots or shackles for joining or shortening rope, and follow the step-by-step photographs and clear instructions to find out how to splice efficiently. Containing step by step photos and clear instructions, this colourful and easy to follow aide memoire guides users every step of the way.

The Weather Handbook


Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472905490
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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The third edition of this bestselling book explains how to combine professional weather forecasts with information from websites and apps and self-assessment of the signs in the sky to arrive at a local forecast of coming weather.

Adlard Coles Nautical Logbook


Author: Robin Knox-Johnston
Publisher: Adlard Coles
ISBN: 9780713663990
Category: Logbooks
Page: 144
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A nautical logbook, presenting information and data columns that are needed to keep a comprehensive cruising record. The volume is spiral-bound so that it will lie flat on the chart table, and it has waterproof covers.

The Pacific Crossing Guide

RCC Pilotage Foundation with Ocean Cruising Club
Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472905261
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 1866

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The Pacific Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone contemplating sailing the Pacific in their own boat. From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication and provisioning to seasonal weather, departure and arrival ports, facilities, likely costs and dangers, the comprehensiveness of this new edition will both inspire dreamers and instil confidence in those about to depart. This is the definitive reference on the subject, relied upon by many thousands of cruisers. 'The definitive work on Pacific crossings' Cruising 'A magnum opus of excellence' Flying Fish