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

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 seventh edition, 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. The Complete Yachtmaster promotes each subject as an integral part of the whole. It guides examination candidates as authoritatively and reassuringly through the RYA syllabus as a sea pilot bringing a ship to harbour. 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


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A bestseller since first publication (over 40,000 copies sold) Updated to keep pace with the revolution in navigation - and by an author with an unequalled reputation Comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of sailing, seamanship, navigation, meteorology, yacht stability and dealing with emergencies Over 25,000 people enrol on Yachtmaster courses each year Excellent value for money

'Required reading for skippers whether on board or in the classroom.' Yachting Life (October 2010) 'brings together all the essentials of modern cruising in one volume, and ensures that this time-tested book will continue to be the foundation for navigators, skippers and anyone undertaking coastal and offshore passages.' All at Sea (October 2010)

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781408129845
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Adlard Coles Nautical
  • : 1.043
  • : October 2010
  • : 246mm X 171mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tom Cunliffe
  • : Hardback
  • : 7th Revised edition
  • : 797.1246
  • : 304
  • : Sport
  • : Colour photos and diagrams throughout