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Manoeuvring: At Close Quarters Under Power
     

Manoeuvring: At Close Quarters Under Power

by Bill Johnson
 

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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

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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!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408159415
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
07/05/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Martine van de Veen is an experienced Dutch sailor and author. He
self-published the book in Holland, and went on to sell 2500 copies in
just 18 months. Three articles about the book appeared in the Dutch
Telegraph, Holland's most popular daily newspaper.

A Cambridge-educated engineer, Bill Johnson swapped his career for long distance sailing. He stopped logging miles sailed somewhere around 50,000. He was a sailing instructor for ten years, focusing on the RYA courses from beginner to Yachtmaster level.

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