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The Crew's Pocketbook

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For boating novices-whether you're a guest, part of a private charter, or in a sailing club-everything you need to know to stay safe at sea

Spending a day on a yacht is not all martinis and sunscreen. Climbing onto a yacht for many land-lovers is a little like stepping onto the moon. The Crew's Pocketbook offers newcomers to a small seaworthy vessel a friendly, jargon-free introduction to the art of sailing, with helpful diagrams and illustrations that take some of the mystery ...

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Overview

For boating novices-whether you're a guest, part of a private charter, or in a sailing club-everything you need to know to stay safe at sea

Spending a day on a yacht is not all martinis and sunscreen. Climbing onto a yacht for many land-lovers is a little like stepping onto the moon. The Crew's Pocketbook offers newcomers to a small seaworthy vessel a friendly, jargon-free introduction to the art of sailing, with helpful diagrams and illustrations that take some of the mystery and possible hazard out of sailing. The book explains exactly how a yacht works, as well as other basics like climbing onboard, acquainting one's self with onboard amenities (including a marine watercloset), and becoming a help to the skipper.

  • Illustrated with diagrams and photographs that demonstrate the art and everyday craft of sailing
  • With simple explanations of how a yacht works and key vocabulary
  • Offers guidance for more experienced sailors on knots, maneuvers, and sail trim

An onboard companion for anyone on their first yachting excursion, The Crew's Pocketbook is also a useful reference for more experiencedsailors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470665299
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 3.90 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Davison is a national and European sailing champion with thousands of cruising miles in his wake.  He is a highly experienced skipper who regularly welcomes new crew on board his own yacht.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: First Steps.

What to bring.

Homework.

Parts of a yacht.

Getting on and off.

The skipper’s briefing.

Part 2: Under Power.

The engine.

Rules of the Road.

Part 3: Under Sail.

How does a boat sail?

Rules of the Road under sail.

Winching.

Hoisting sails.

Trimming the sails.

Telltales.

Reefing.

Tacking.

Gybing.

Lowering sails.

Spinnakers.

Gennakers.

Part 4: Mayday and Man Overboard (MOB).

Mayday.

Man Overboard (MOB).

Part 5: Navigation.

How a chart works.

Chart symbols.

The compass.

Buoyage.

Keeping a log.

Recognising lights, shapes and sound signals.

Sound signals.

Jargon buster.

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