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The Crew's Pocketbook

The Crew's Pocketbook

by Timothy Davison
     
 

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470665299
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2010
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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