The Complete Yachtmaster: Sailing, Seamanship and Navigation for the Modern Yacht Skipper 9th edition

Author(s): Tom Cunliffe

Nautical - Seamanship

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

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Established as the standard reference for Yachtmaster students and has been a bestseller since first publication. Comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of sailing, seamanship, navigation, weather, yacht stability, and dealing with emergencies. Required reading for all skippers whether 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

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.

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

General Fields

  • : 9781472943439
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Featherstone Education
  • : September 2017
  • : 246mm X 171mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 320
  • : Photographs and illustrations throughout
  • : Tom Cunliffe
  • : Hardback
  • : 9th edition
  • : 797.1246