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

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A&C Black, Apr 26, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 208 pages
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The Complete Day Skipperis 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 and 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 new 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. One of Britain's best-known instructors and writers on seamanship, 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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Contents

MOVING THE BOAT
11
FIRST VENTURES
27
SEAMANSHIP Preparation for
63
PRACTICAL
89
Onward navigation
95
8
100
Flag etiquette
107
PASSAGE
120
Further tidal height theory
131
9
146
MOORING
157
HOW TO PREVENT
171
AND BEYOND
184
APPENDIX
190
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About the author (2011)

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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