The Complete Yachtmaster: Sailing, Seamanship and Navigation for the Modern Yacht Skipper by Tom Cunliffe | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Complete Yachtmaster: Sailing, Seamanship and Navigation for the Modern Yacht Skipper

The Complete Yachtmaster: Sailing, Seamanship and Navigation for the Modern Yacht Skipper

by Tom Cunliffe
     
 

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When it was first published The Complete Yachtmaster proved immediately popular with a wide range of readers, from skippers and crew to Yachtmaster students, bringing together as it does all the essentials of modern cruising within one volume. Although the boat-handling and seamanship sections of this book have required only minor alterations, other areas of the book

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When it was first published The Complete Yachtmaster proved immediately popular with a wide range of readers, from skippers and crew to Yachtmaster students, bringing together as it does all the essentials of modern cruising within one volume. Although the boat-handling and seamanship sections of this book have required only minor alterations, other areas of the book have evolved to keep in line with the revolution in navigation. Tom Cunliffe is not only an examiner of RYA Yachtmaster Instructors; he is very much an active sailor who runs up a heavy annual mileage in his own cruising yacht. This combination has enabled him to communicate the ever-advancing potential of electronic navigation techniques better than most. In this fourth edition of what has become a standard work, he shows the modern skipper how to use today's exciting equipment to refine a philosophy of navigation which has not changed since the beginning of seafaring. Throughout the book Tom Cunliffe never lets the reader forget that no single skill can be divorced from the wide range of knowledge that makes up the armoury of the complete Yachtmaster. The latest edition of The Complete Yachtmaster is required reading for anyone skippering a yacht. For examination candidates, whether on board or in the classroom, it guides the reader as authoritatively and reassuringly through the syllabus as a sea pilot bringing a ship to harbour.

Editorial Reviews

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“Required reading for skippers whether on board or in the classroom.” —Yachting Life

“Brings together all the essentials of modern cruising in one volume, and ensures that this time-tested book will continue to be the foundation for navigators, skippers and anyone undertaking coastal and offshore passages.” —All at Sea

“The absolute bible for anyone intending to go to sea in boats.” —stainesnews.co.uk

“No other book explains every facet of sailing as comprehensively . . . any boat would be better equipped with this book aboard.” —Yachting Monthly

“Excellent, a must for the library and winter reading.” —Compass Magazine

“Contains everything you need to know about the theory and practice of sailing.” —Surrey Herald

“An ideal gift to give to the aspiring sailor to ensure the challenges ahead are properly understood.” —Nautical Magazine

“These are new editions of well-established books essentially addressing the RYA Yachtmaster offshore qualification. Both books are beautifully produced with excellent diagrams and illustrations in full colour and seem to me to cover the syllabus comprehensively and well.” —The Little Ship

“As in most Adlard Coles publications it also almost goes without saying that the presentation--text, graphics, pictures--is superb.” —Sailing For Southern Africa

“A gem, distilled from decades of experience.” —Yachting Monthly

“Cunliffe's competence and authority radiate from the pages . . . thoroughly recommended.” —Little Ship Club

“There are all too few authors who not only know their subject but can write well about it. Tom Cunliffe is one.” —Cruising

“In this fully revised eighth edition, international expert and author, Tom Cunliffe, brings together all the essentials of modern cruising in one volume.” —Yachting Times Magazine

“An essential read for anyone contemplating making a coastal or off-shore passage.” —WindCheck Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408129845
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
04/15/2012
Edition description:
Seventh Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Tom Cunliffe has been sailing for most of his life and has worked in all branches of the profession, both racing and cruising. He is an RYA Yachtmaster Examiner (Offshore and Ocean) and writes regularly for Yachting Monthly and Yachting World. He has sailed from the Caribbean to Russia and from Brazil to the Arctic.

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