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The Complete Day Skipper

The Complete Day Skipper

Author: Tom Cunliffe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472924185
Pages: 208
Year: 2016-04-21
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.
The Complete Day Skipper

The Complete Day Skipper

Author: Tom Cunliffe
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408111993
Pages: 208
Year: 2011-04-26
A totally practical, hands-on manual that covers the RYA Day Skipper syllabus and will have you skippering with confidence right from the start.
The Complete Day Skipper

The Complete Day Skipper

Author: Tom Cunliffe
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0713660740
Pages: 192
Year: 2002-01-01
A practical hands-on manual for skippers at the outset of their careers from Tom Cunliffe, one of Britain's best known instructors and most successful writers on seamanship. It covers the entire RYA Day Skipper syllabus both shore based and practical.
The Complete Yachtmaster

The Complete Yachtmaster

Author: Tom Cunliffe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472943341
Pages: 320
Year: 2017-09-07
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
The Complete Ocean Skipper

The Complete Ocean Skipper

Author: Tom Cunliffe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472918142
Pages: 272
Year: 2016-04-14
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.
Yachtmaster for Sail and Power

Yachtmaster for Sail and Power

Author: Alison Noice
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472925505
Pages: 256
Year: 2015-11-19
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.
Reeds Skipper's Handbook

Reeds Skipper's Handbook

Author: Malcolm Pearson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408156296
Pages: 208
Year: 2013-07-20
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.
The Sailing Bible

The Sailing Bible

Author: Jeremy Evans, Pat Manley, Barrie Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472949552
Pages: 400
Year: 2018-06-28
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
Pass Your Day Skipper

Pass Your Day Skipper

Author: David Fairhall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472942949
Pages: 112
Year: 2017-01-12
Both concise and comprehensive, this out-and-out 'crammer' covers all the essentials of the RYA Day Skipper syllabus, arranged and highlighted to make revising easier and now updated and expanded for the sixth edition. Since the first edition was published, Pass Your Day Skipper has helped thousands of students through their shorebased Day Skipper course. Throughout, the theory is set in a practical seagoing perspective, and helpful tips on exam tactics are also provided. And to relieve the tension of all that swotting, each section is enlivened with some of Mike Peyton's best loved cartoons. 'Well worth investing in to help you pass your Day Skipper with flying colours!' Boat Mart 'All the essentials are covered with lucidity... after you pass, you won't throw it away' Cowes Yachting
Day Skipper for Sail and Power

Day Skipper for Sail and Power

Author: Alison Noice
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472944828
Pages: 208
Year: 2017-04-06
Day Skipper for Sail and Power is a major reference book for anyone following the RYA Day Skipper course. Brought thoroughly up-to-date with new developments and covering all the theory and practical aspects of the RYA Day Skipper Certificate with full colour photography, helpful diagrams and worked examples, it is also a clear and comprehensive manual for anyone intending to make coastal passages in a small boat, covering: - seamanship - safety equipment - preventing collisions at sea - navigation and chart work - tides and tidal streams - pilotage - passage planning - weather - engine operation and maintenance - the most up-to-date VHF radio procedures With its refreshingly practical approach and by the same author as the highly successful Yachtmaster for Sail and Power, no one intending to follow an RYA Day Skipper course whether for sail or power can afford to be without this lively, helpful guide to complement the course and assist with exam preparation.
Rya Day Skipper Handbook

Rya Day Skipper Handbook

Author: Sara Hopkinson
Publisher:
ISBN: 1905104944
Pages:
Year: 2008-06-01

In the Wake of Heroes

In the Wake of Heroes

Author: Tom Cunliffe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472917022
Pages: 320
Year: 2015-09-10
Tom Cunliffe is one of the biggest names in the sailing world – an internationally renowned journalist and speaker, and the go-to guru when the BBC wants a presenter for a new TV series about maritime interests. For the last ten years he has edited the 'Great Seamanship' column of Yachting World magazine. Each column features an extract from a classic yachting book that covers an aspect of great seamanship. Tom introduces each extract by giving insightful background on the writer, their book and what makes their experience so worth reading about – and learning from. This book comprises Tom's 40 favourite extracts, and covers the entire scope of yachting concerns, from small-boat handling to yacht racing to long-distance cruising and exploring. Introduced in Tom's quintessential lively, engaging fashion, and illustrated with photos both from the original books and Tom's own archives, this beautifully packaged book contains a wealth of yachting wisdom and is a collection to be treasured.
Day Skipper Exercises

Day Skipper Exercises

Author: Pat Langley-Price, Philip Ouvry
Publisher: Adlard Coles
ISBN: 0713667087
Pages: 96
Year: 2003-11-28
Complimenting Day Skipper by the same authors, this new edition contains additional question papers on chartwork, tides, pilotage and passage planning, all with fully explained answers and new general knowledge questions on seamanship, anchorwork, ropework and rules of the road - all part of the Day Skipper course. A free practice chart is included, as are all the necessary pilotage notes, tide tables and tidal curves so that the questions can be completed without reference to other publications.
Day Skipper

Day Skipper

Author: Pat Langley-Price, Philip Ouvry
Publisher: Adlard Coles
ISBN: 0713662239
Pages: 208
Year: 2003-09-30
The third edition of this bestselling course textbook covers all the theory and practical aspects of the RYA Day Skipper Certificate. It is also a clear and simple introduction to pilotage, navigation and general boatwork for anyone intending to make coastal passages in a small boat. Practical situations are simulated and a full-scale practice chart is included so that readers can practice the basics of navigation ashore using the navigation exercises in the book. It is a must for anyone intending to follow an RYA Day Skipper course. 'One of the best introductions to basic navigation and pilotage I have read for a long time' Yachting Monthly 'A sound textbook for anyone following the course' Practical Boat Owner
RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Notes (E-DSN)

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Notes (E-DSN)

Author: Royal Yachting Association
Publisher: Royal Yachting Association
ISBN:
Pages:
Year: 2018-09-17
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.