Boat Handling under Sail and Power

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781898660156
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/1998
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 6.73 (w) x 9.51 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Anderson and Tom Cunliffe are both yacht owners of long standing.  Over many years of sailing they have made most boat handling mistakes, and now pass on their knowledge of how to avoid them.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. Knowing Boat, Wind & Water:

Boat handling under power.

Boat handling under sail.

2. Wind and Tidal Streams.

Wind awareness.

Tide awareness.

3. Rope and Line Sense.

Mooring lines.

Sheets and halyards.

Teamwork.

4. Mooring Manoeuvres Under Power.

Leaving an alongside berth.

Coming into an alongside berth.

Turning in a channel.

Mooring buoys.

Anchoring.

Pile moorings.

No engine!  No sail!

Mediterranean moor.

5. Mooring Manoeuvres Under Sail.

Sailing onto a mooring.

Sailing off a mooring.

Anchoring.

Berthing alongside.

6. On the Open Sea.

Man overboard.

Heaving-to.

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