Author(s): Tom Cunliffe
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
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.
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
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
24. Passage navigation
25. Domestics of a passage
27. Collision avoidance in poor visibility
28. Tactics and navigation in heavy weather
29. Damage control
31. Man overboard
Appendix: stability in sailing yachts