Yachting Monthly's Expert Sailing Skills: No Nonsense Advice That Really Works

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Improve a wide range of sailing skills with this highly illustrated guide

Popular sailing author Tom Cunliffe teaches sailors how to improve a vast range of sailing skills, from dropping anchor to fixing an engine or using onboard electronics. Each chapter deals with a specific skill and is highly illustrated with step-by-step photos. This selection of the best practical articles from the pages of Yachting Monthly magazine will help sailors at ...

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Overview

Improve a wide range of sailing skills with this highly illustrated guide

Popular sailing author Tom Cunliffe teaches sailors how to improve a vast range of sailing skills, from dropping anchor to fixing an engine or using onboard electronics. Each chapter deals with a specific skill and is highly illustrated with step-by-step photos. This selection of the best practical articles from the pages of Yachting Monthly magazine will help sailors at every level.

Perfect your spinnaker technique, learn how to dry out your yacht and pick up some tips for successful single-handed sailing. There's advice on everything from passage planning to boat handling and all delivered with easy to follow photographs and diagrams. Tom cuts through the theory to explain what really works — often setting sail with normal yachtsmen and women to solve their cruising conundrums.

  • Improve your sailing skills with a pick of the most useful tips and advice
  • Easy to use language with step-by-step guides
  • Expert advice from one of the U.K.'s most popular yachting journalists
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119951292
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Cunliffe is a worldwide authority on sailing instruction and an expert on traditional craft. He is the author of more than 25 books and writes for Yachting Monthly, Yachting World and SAIL magazines.

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Table of Contents

1. Boat Handling

1.1 Secure alongside2

1.2 Springing off 6

1.3 Rafting up 10

1.4 Mooring stern-to 14

1.5 Going astern 20

1.6 Negotiating locks 26

1.7 Easy anchoring 32

1.8 Mooring under sail 36

1.9 Anchor under sail and power 40

2. Seamanship

2.1 Taming your ropes 46

2.2 Safe among shipping 52

2.3 Troubleshooting a diesel engine 56

2.4 Sailing in fog 62

2.5 Climbing a mast 66

2.6 Eye-splicing braidline 72

2.7 Night sailing 78

3. Navigation

3.1 Tidal curves 82

3.2 Staying safe with radar 88

3.3 Compass deviation 94

3.4 Radar and AIS 98

4. Sailing and sail trim

4.1 Sail trim tips 102

4.2 Tacking and gybing 106

4.3 Sailing up river 112

4.4 Handling a Spinmaker 116

4.5 Cruising chutes 120

4.6 Reducing weather helm 124

5. Skippering

5.1 Briefing your crew 128

5.2 Cruising with children 132

5.3 Sailing with your partner 136

5.4 Keeping your crew happy 140

6. Emergencies

6.1 Running aground 144

6.2 Freeing a fouled propeller 150

6.3 Taking a tow 156

6.4 Man overboard! 162

6.5 Recovering a man overboard 168

6.6 Air-sea rescue 174

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