Pass Your Yachtmaster

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The aim of this book, now revised for the 5th edition, is to help students through their shore-based Yachtmaster course. Both concise and comprehensive, this 'crammer' covers all the essentials of the RYA syllabus, arranged and highlighted to make revising easier.

Throughout, the theory is set in a practical seagoing perspective. Tips on exam tactics are provided, and to relieve the tension of all that swotting, each section is enlivened with ...

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Overview

The aim of this book, now revised for the 5th edition, is to help students through their shore-based Yachtmaster course. Both concise and comprehensive, this 'crammer' covers all the essentials of the RYA syllabus, arranged and highlighted to make revising easier.

Throughout, the theory is set in a practical seagoing perspective. Tips on exam tactics are provided, and to relieve the tension of all that swotting, each section is enlivened with some of Mike Peyton's best loved cartoons.

This book has proved a real help to aspiring Yachtmasters. 'A wealth of information, simply laid out' Cruising

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408152843
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 6/15/2012
  • Edition description: 5th edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

David Fairhall has enjoyed sailing for over 50 years in everything from Dragons to Thames barges. He has raced offshore and made several ocean deliveries, and now sails from Maldon on the East Coast where he lives.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Navigation 3

Charts 3

The IALA buoyage system 7

The compass 10

The log 13

Depth sounding 13

GPS 14

Radar 15

Tides 16

Chartwork 25

Electronic navigation 37

Passage planning 41

Weather 43

Weather systems 43

Clouds 47

Depressions 49

Anticyclones 50

Local weather 50

Fog 51

The Beaufort wind scale 52

Sources of weather information 54

Safety and seagoing practice 59

The Rule of the Road 59

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 60

Anchoring 88

Communications 90

Distress signals 94

Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) 96

Safety equipment 96

Life Saving Signals 97

Stability and buoyancy of yachts 102

Coping with bad weather 102

Environmental awareness 104

Index 105

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