Manoeuvring

Autor: Bill Johnson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408159414
File Size: 38,66 MB
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This is a unique, practical, hands-on guide to boat manoeuvring. Manoeuvring a yacht under engine at close quarters in a marine of close to other (expensive!) boats can be a daunting prospect for the inexperienced skipper - but it has to be done in order to take your boat off a pontoon to go sailing, and to berth her after a day on the water. Throw in fast flowing tides, and wind which might blow from the bow or beam or stern, and the exercise becomes even more of a lottery - even for the experienced boat handler. Here at last is a well organised visual guide to coping in every possible combination of wind and tide. Laid out in a very clear fashion, with one manoeuvre per page and in a handy wiro format, this is the ideal teach yourself guide, and the perfect on-board aide memoire. It will be a godsend to every nervous helmsman, and a good talking point for crew!

Stress Free Sailing

Autor: Duncan Wells
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472919742
File Size: 19,44 MB
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The vast majority of sailing yacht scenarios comprise a couple sailing the boat together, and needing to carry out all manoeuvres and activities themselves with no help from a back-up crew. Their boat handling, navigation, sail handling, anchoring and mooring skills all have to be carried out both efficiently and effectively, preferably with the minimum of physical effort (to conserve energy). But most sailing technique books assume a crew of 3 or 4, all willing to lend a hand. This book is therefore a first, addressing the most common sailing scenarios that anyone cruising will have to deal with, and providing clever, original, highly effective (and most importantly successfully tried and tested by the author) techniques and solutions for dealing with the huge variety of essential operations on a boat – from sail setting and reefing, to picking up mooring buoys in a variety of wind and tide situations, anchoring, berthing and leaving a pontoon shorthanded, picking up a man overboard, sailing in fog and heavy weather – and even going up the mast. This book will be a godsend to anyone sailing single or shorthanded – including couples with young children who need to be supervised by one parent whilst the other runs the boat. Organised into techniques for different cruising scenarios, the book features step by step sequential photos showing exactly how to approach each situation and carry out the task in hand.

Boat Handling Under Sail And Power

Autor: Bill Anderson
Publisher: *Wiley Nautical
ISBN: 9781898660156
File Size: 60,78 MB
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This book will help you handle your yacht smoothly, safely and without fuss. It explains the principles needed to master each situation, letting you work with your yacht rather than against her. Discover: How to assess your boat's individual handling characteristics How to read the wind and stream How to cope when the engine fails - and enjoy manoeuvring under sail How to recognise the impossible manoeuvre - and avoid attempting it How to cope with trick situations without a family row

Reeds Weather Handbook

Autor: Frank Singleton
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408156423
File Size: 65,59 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The bestselling Reeds Handbooks are hugely popular with boaters on board and at home, and the Reeds Weather Handbook continues in this same tradition. This essential pocket-sized guide equips the reader with all the tools to predict and deal with local and distant weather conditions, whether on a day trip or a longer cruise, along the coast or further offshore. Each topic is broken down into digestible chapters, explaining the origins and effects of the full spectrum of weather conditions, including: - using and evaluating weather forecasts - depressions, fronts, isobars and other coastal effects - waves and swells - weather lore and sky watching With practical explanations and helpful diagrams and photographs, this is the ideal aide-memoire for skippers and crew, especially those studying for their Day Skipper and Yachtmaster exams.

Pass Your Day Skipper

Autor: David Fairhall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472942949
File Size: 16,44 MB
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Both concise and comprehensive, this out-and-out 'crammer' covers all the essentials of the RYA Day Skipper syllabus, arranged and highlighted to make revising easier and now updated and expanded for the sixth edition. Since the first edition was published, Pass Your Day Skipper has helped thousands of students through their shorebased Day Skipper course. Throughout, the theory is set in a practical seagoing perspective, and helpful tips on exam tactics are also provided. And to relieve the tension of all that swotting, each section is enlivened with some of Mike Peyton's best loved cartoons. 'Well worth investing in to help you pass your Day Skipper with flying colours!' Boat Mart 'All the essentials are covered with lucidity... after you pass, you won't throw it away' Cowes Yachting

Rya Boat Handling For Sail And Power E G68

Autor: Royal Yachting Association
Publisher: Royal Yachting Association
ISBN:
File Size: 35,37 MB
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As most of us have discovered, really embarrassing bad boat handling moments happen when we are in a harbour or marina. Without fail there will always be an audience usually of fellow boaters (and your crew!) who, while initially being sympathetic are unlikely ever to let you forget it! Most boaters agree that "take offs and landings" are the most difficult and stressful areas of boating but that once the general principles and rules are mastered you are soon able to deal safely and confidently with most common situations. The object of the eBook edition of the RYA Boat Handling for Sail and Power is to help you gain a fuller understanding of boat handling by dealing with a wide variety of situations in a thoughtful and logical way. Expert advice in easy to follow text combined with interactive illustrations make this eBook an essential tool to everyone who takes a boat out on the water.

The Dinghy Cruising Companion

Autor: Roger Barnes
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408180278
File Size: 66,91 MB
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'You will venture into the fringes of the wilderness with the minimum of simple gear, to live with it on its own terms. You will know that one of the sure ways to contentment in this life is a small boat, a fair wind, and a new coast to explore.' Dinghy cruising is a wonderful way to experience nature and new coastlines at close quarters and low cost. Sailing where larger boats cannot reach, and sleeping under canvas onboard or ashore, this is boating taken right back to the basics, and all the better for that. This guide, for all aspiring or already-enthusiastic dinghy cruisers, shows how to get started and how to expand your horizons. The information and advice is interwoven with wonderfully evocative stories of the author's adventures afloat, from idyllic weeks pottering around secluded rivers and coastlines to hair-raising voyages to remote islands. The text covers: Finding a good boat Fitting out for daysailing Boatcraft under engine and oar Mooring and anchoring Preparing for open water Out at sea Coastal navigation Dinghy homemaking Keeping comfortable and safe Illustrated throughout with inspirational colour photos and helpful illustrations, this book shows just why small boats are the perfect passport to remote and beautiful places.

Singlehanded Sailing

Autor: Andrew Evans
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071836543
File Size: 17,20 MB
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"It takes thousands of hours of sailing to get the kind of knowledge contained in this book." -- from the Foreword by Bruce Schwab The ONLY bible for how to sail your boat fast, safe, and alone Solo sailing is within any sailor's grasp with a little forethought--and this essential guide. Got a 35-foot sailboat? No problem. Is the wind blowing 20 knots? No problem. Are you racing offshore overnight? Even better. Singlehander Andrew Evans learned the hard way how to sail and race alone--with lots of mishaps, including broaches and a near tumbling over a waterfall--and in Singlehanded Sailing he shares the techniques, tips, and tactics he has developed to make his solo sailing adventures safe and enriching. Learn everything you need to know to meet any solo challenge, including: Managing the power consumption aboard a boat to feed the electric autopilot Setting and gybing a spinnaker Finding time to sleep Dealing with heavy weather