Author(s): Alison Noice
Day Skipper for Sail and Power is the major reference book for anyone following the RYA Day Skipper course. Right up to date with new developments and covering all the theory and practical aspects of the RYA Day Skipper Certificate with brand new photography and diagrams, 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. It covers: seamanship, safety equipment (including updated text on clothing, lifejackets and dinghies), preventing collisions at sea (with new material on AIS and radar reflectors), navigation and chart work, tides and tidal streams, pilotage, passage planning, weather, engine operation and maintenance, and 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. An accompanying Day Skipper Exercises for Sail and Power is available.
Covering the theory and practical aspects of the RYA Day Skipper Certificate, this fully updated second edition is the essential reference for anyone intending to make coastal passages in a small boat, whether sail or power.
We thoroughly recommend this book to all our students. Unlike many others it covers not only navigation but also meteorology, collision regulations and safety. A well put together publication written by one of the UK's most respected and experienced instructors. -- Rob Gaffney, Owner Hamble School of Yachting
Alison Noice is a Yachtmaster instructor and examiner, and an examiner of Yachtmaster Instructors. She now trains and examines radio instructors, runs short courses in radar, VHF radio and first aid, teaches Day Skipper and Yachtmaster theory courses and examines Yachtmaster Offshore candidates. Amazingly, she still finds time to sail for pleasure in her much-loved Sigma 33.