Yachting Monthly 200 Skipper's Tips: Instant Skills To Improve Your Seamanship

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Wiley, Nov 3, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 112 pages
"Dip into any of the 200 tips in this handy book to make yourself a better yachtsman. Among the wealth of advice there are hints on how to judge distance at sea or tell if the tide is turned, how to steer clear of rocks and ensure you come alongside safely and in style. These are the sort of practical tips that are learned over many years at sea and don't feature in the syllabus of yachting qualifications. The advice is organized into categories including: SeamanshipNavigationSafetyBoat handlingRopes and knotsLife on board. These are the best of the Skipper's Tips from the pages of Yachting Monthly magazine, the UK's premium cruising title. Each tip is a pearl of wisdom from Britain's foremost yachting writer, Tom Cunliffe. Tom Cunliffe is a hugely experienced yachtsman who learned his craft exploring waters from South America to the Arctic Circle. He has sailed everything from traditional pilot cutters to hi-tech racing machines. He is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Examiner and is able to convey his wealth of knowledge in an entertaining way. 200 Skipper's Tips is perfect for dipping into, adding to your knowledge on every page - or work through the chapters to focus your learning and improve your skills and sailing enjoyment"--

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Tom Cunliffe is Britain's leading sailing writer. He is a worldwide authority on sailing instruction and an expert on traditional sailing craft. His hints and tips could help all yachtsmen!He has crossed oceans in simple boats without engines or electronics and voyaged to both sides of the Atlantic from Brazil to Iceland and from the Caribbean to Russia. He has cruised the coast of America and Canada and logged thousands of miles exploring both sides of the English Channel.Tom's nautical career has seen him serve as mate on a merchant ship, captain on gentleman's yachts and skipper of racing craft. His private passion is classic sailing boats and he has owned a series of traditional gaff-rigged vessels that have taken him and his family on countless adventures from tropical rainforests to frozen fjords.Tom has been a Yachtmaster Examiner since 1978 and has a gift for sharing his knowledge with good humour and an endless supply of tales of the sea.He also writes for Yachting Monthly, Yachting World and SAIL magazines, and wrote and presented the BBC TV series, The Boats That Built Britain.

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