Complete Yachtmaster by Tom Cunliffe
9th Edition, 2017
Tom Cunliffe brings together all the essentials of modern cruising in one volume. Subjects include an analysis of what makes a good skipper, the theory and practice of sailing, seamanship,navigation including chart plotters and PCs, meteorology, heavy weather, yacht stability and coping with emergencies.Substantial updates for this edition include new material on navigation using tablets. Also includes new photography throughout.The Complete Yachtmaster guides examination candidates authoritatively and reassuringly through the RYA syllabus. Required reading for all skippers whether on board or in the classroom
Introduction 1. The skipper 2. The theory of sailing 3. Efficient sailing 4. Basic seamanship under sail 5. Boat handling under sail 6. Boat handling under power 7. Ropes and ropework 8. Anchoring 9. Yacht engines 10. Sailing in heavy weather 11. Navigation – an introduction 12. Charts, publications and chart table tools 13. Aids to navigation 14. Tidal heights 15. Tidal streams 16. Traditional navigational inputs 17. The estimated position 18. Classical position fixing 19. Satellites and radar 20. Course shaping 21. Navigational strategy 22. Passage planning 23. Pilotage 24. Passage navigation 25. Domestics of a passage 26. Fog 27. Collision avoidance in poor visibility 28. Tactics and navigation in heavy weather 29. Damage control 30. Emergencies 31. Man overboard 32. Weather Appendix: stability in sailing yachts Index.
Hb. 320pp 246x171mm 200 Colour photos and diagrams