The Complete Day Skipper: Skippering with Confidence Right from the Start

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A&C Black, Jun 15, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 208 pages
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The Complete Day Skipperis a totally practicalhands-on manual that covers the RYA Day Skipper syllabus in a way thatreflects a skipper’s growing experience at sea, beginning with yachthandling under power and moving on to boat husbandry and sailing skillsand from there to the realistic use of modern electronic navigationsystems.

Eminently readable and very down to earth, this fully revised newedition has become required reading for all skippers in their earlyyears as well as more experienced sailors who choose not to venture farafield. One of Britain’s best-known instructors and writers onseamanship, Tom Cunliffe provides just the right blend of advice,instruction, inspiration and encouragement.

’There are all too few authors… who not only know their subject but can write well about it. Tom Cunliffe is one.’ Cruising
’This book covers it all, from boarding and berthing to engines and navigation’ Sailing Today

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User Review  - Joseph Hedberg - Goodreads

This is a decent enough book. Some complain that the tone is too conversational, but I found that's exactly what really makes this readable cover to cover. The major drawback is that this will ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Tom Cunliffe has been sailing for most of his life and has worked in

all branches of the profession, both racing and cruising. He is an RYA

Yachtmaster Examiner (Offshore and Ocean) and writes regularly for Yachting Monthly and Yachting World. He has sailed from the Caribbean to Russia and from Brazil to the Arctic.

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