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.

RYA Yachtmaster Handbook (E-G70)


Author: Royal Yachting Association,James Stevens
Publisher: Royal Yachting Association
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: N.A
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The RYA Yachtmaster examination is the gold-standard qualification for sail and power boaters the world over. This eBook is the RYA’s official and definitive guide to the exam. It offers a unique insight into what you need to know, how the exam will be conducted, and the skills required. Whether you are going to take the exam, or are thinking of it and want to find out what you will face on the day, this is the book that you must have. Author James Stevens is the creator of the current RYA Yachtmaster scheme for sail and power boats. Formerly the RYA’s Training Manager, he has over 30 years’ experience examining, and there is nobody better to help you succeed. This eBook is enhanced with video footage taken from interviews with the author and Yachtmaster examiners Hilary Hillier, Christopher Slade, Sam Connelly and Doug Innes.

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

Reeds Crew Handbook


Author: Bill Johnson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408159139
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
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The Reeds Skipper's Handbook, now in its 6th edition, has been a bestseller since first publication 20 years ago. Now for the first time, here is the Reeds Crew Handbook for skippers to hand to new and aspiring crew. It will give them all the essential knowledge they need to undertake the tasks traditionally handled by crew aboard any size of yacht, including: - Steering (both with a tiller and a wheel) - Raising, dropping and reefing a sail - Boat handling (using tide, wind, etc) - Handling lines (throwing, coiling, lassoing, etc) - Tying up a boat on a pontoon and against a quay wall - Attaching bow and stern lines and springs - Handling an anchor - Using the radio - Basic first aid - Essential knots Presented in bite-sized topics in a very accessible and undaunting fashion, and packed with colour illustrations to guide crew through each task, the Reeds Crew Handbook will be a useful primer for new crew before going to sea, and a handy pocket-sized aide-memoire for experienced crew when under sail.

The Sailing Bible

The Complete Guide for All Sailors from Novice to Experienced Skipper 2nd edition
Author: Jeremy Evans,Pat Manley,Barrie Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472949552
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 400
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The Sailing Bible is the complete, hands-on manual packed with detailed step-by-step diagrams, lively action photos, and helpful advice on getting the most out of your sailing at whatever level. Whether you are a dinghy or yacht sailor just learning the basics or wanting tips on sailing with the best, this is the book that will give you all the answers you are looking for. It's all in here! -What type of dinghy or yacht? -Cruising and racing -Launching, helming and capsizing -Mastering the trapeze -Sailing with a spinnaker -Managing a crew -Reading the weather -Racing techniques and tactics -Buoyage, tides, charts and navigation -Anchoring and marina berthing -Knots, ropes and flags -Boat etiquette and seamanship -Rules of the road, safety and emergencies -Boat maintenance and repair and much more... This second edition has been revised throughout and brought completely up-to-date, including new techniques and new approaches to navigation, first aid and berthing. 'It's a beautifully designed book, with glossy photos, diagrams and clear text, and a great read whether you're just starting out or looking to improve your skills' Practical Boat Owner 'Lavishly illustrated, sharp photography ... a first-class introductory text' Yachting Monthly

The Complete Day Skipper

Skippering with Confidence Right From the Start
Author: Tom Cunliffe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472924185
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
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The Complete Day Skipper is a totally practical hands-on manual that covers the RYA Day Skipper syllabus in a way that reflects a skipper's growing experience at sea, beginning with yacht handling under power, moving on to boat husbandry and sailing skills, and from there to the realistic use of modern electronic navigation systems. Eminently readable and very down to earth, this fully revised fifth edition has become required reading for all skippers in their early years as well as more experienced sailors who choose not to venture far afield. As one of Britain's best-known instructors and writers on seamanship, Tom Cunliffe provides just the right blend of advice, instruction, inspiration and encouragement.

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Notes (E-DSN)


Author: Royal Yachting Association
Publisher: Royal Yachting Association
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: N.A
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RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Notes is the official companion for the RYA’s popular RYA Day Skipper Shorebased course. This eBook edition of the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Notes is the official title which accompanies the course and it has also been designed as an excellent “aide-memoire” which covers a wide range of subjects that the cruising skipper will find useful to have at hand. It is an excellent reference book for those wanting to take their boating to the next level above competent crew. The book covers the essentials of safety, navigation and seamanship for sail and motor cruising. It comprehensively covers the syllabus and includes the latest developments in electronic navigation and techniques. This eBook has been updated to include motor vessels in order to appeal to both sail and power readers; videos and interactive illustrations and enhancements are an addition to the eBook version of the publication.

Yachtmaster for Sail and Power

A Manual for the RYA Yachtmaster® Certificates of Competence
Author: Alison Noice
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472925513
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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Yachtmaster for Sail and Power is a major reference book that has proved invaluable for the many sailors following the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore course. This highly respected and refreshingly practical study guide covers the whole syllabus in detail, all illustrated with colour photographs, charts and worked examples throughout. It covers: · Chartwork - with useful worked examples · Electronic navigation - how to use the latest technology for safe navigation: radar, electronic chart plotting and GPS · Pilotage - buoyage fully explained and illustrated · Communications - information on current maritime communications including GMDSS · Weather - the elements of meteorology, weather sources and forecasts · Safety and survival - all the new SOLAS regulations detailed · Stability and buoyancy - the principles simply explained. Including the latest updates, new artwork and a modern design, this fourth edition compliments the syllabus and assists with exam preparation - an essential companion for anyone enrolling on the RYA Yachtmaster course, whether for sail or power.

Competent Crew


Author: Penny Haire,Sara Hopkinson,Royal Yachting Association
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780901501875
Category: Yachting
Page: 72
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The Handbook of Sailing


Author: Bob Bond
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 0679740635
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
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A guide to all aspects of sailing discusses choosing a sailboat, equipment, basic and advanced seamanship, cruising, navigation, meteorology, and safety

The Complete Ocean Skipper

Deep-water Voyaging, Navigation and Yacht Management
Author: Tom Cunliffe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472918142
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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Following on from his bestselling The Complete Day Skipper and The Complete Yachtmaster, yachting legend Tom Cunliffe turns his attentions to the third strand of the RYA syllabus. With the same hugely popular, highly practical approach, The Complete Ocean Skipper covers everything a yachtsman needs to know when planning an offshore cruise or ocean passage. All aspects of planning and preparing for – as well as setting out on – a long-distance cruise are featured: - Preparation: types of suitable boat, choice of rig, engine power, safety equipment, communication systems, crew preparation - On passage: ocean weather systems, forecasting, deck routines, watchkeeping, self-steering, emergencies, heavy weather techniques - Ocean navigation: electronic as well as celestial A unique and definitive handbook, The Complete Ocean Skipper goes beyond the theory of the RYA syllabus to ensure that readers are equipped with the knowledge of both what to do and how to go about it, in whatever circumstances. A veteran offshore yachtsman as well as an RYA examiner, Tom Cunliffe brings his experience to bear and packs this must-have guide with invaluable hands-on advice for offshore and coastal sailors alike. With clear, helpful colour photographs and diagrams throughout, this is the essential book for anyone planning for or dreaming about sailing further afield.