Multihull Seamanship: An A-Z of Skills for Catamarans & Trimarans / Cruising & Racing

Multihull Seamanship: An A-Z of Skills for Catamarans & Trimarans / Cruising & Racing


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912177080
Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Edition description: 2
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Gavin Le Sueur built his first multihull, a 16 ft Mosquito catamaran, while at high school. After graduating from Melbourne University in Medicine, he purchased and moved aboard a 35 ft Hedley Nicol ‘Wanderer’ trimaran. To learn as much as possible about multihull sailing he decided to compete in the two-handed bicentennial Around Australia Yacht Race with his future wife. For this adventure they obtained the then fastest offshore racing catamaran in Australia – a 37 ft Crowther Super Shockwave named D Flawless which they raced in many Southern Ocean races. In one of these they sailed through the eye of a cyclone and completed the race only to be struck by a whale when sailing back home and forced to abandon ship. They were lent another catamaran for the gruelling around Australia race which they completed, getting engaged on the finish line. Since then they have owned 5 different catamarans in which they have cruised and raced in Australia and explored the Pacific and south east Asia.

Nigel Allison is an illustrator, musician and artist who has maintained a lifelong passion for the ocean. A keen sailor, windsurfer, kitesurfer and sailor, Nigel’s background and enthusiastic approach to his art has given the world of multihulls a new dimension.

Table of Contents

Anchoring 8

Apparent Wind 13

Battens 16

Beaching 20

Bridles 24

Capsize Prevention 26

Capsize Preparation 32

Capsize Survival Tactics 36

Cargo 41

Centreboards 42

Children 44

Collision 46

Crew & Passengers 47

Cyclones 48

Dingy 52

Dismasting 54

Electricity 56

Fire & Gas 58

Flares & Torches 60

Foiling 61

Gusty Conditions 62

In Irons 63

Jetty Work 64

Liferafts 69

Lighting 70

Man Overboard 72

Masts 78

Motors 82

Racing Seamanship 85

Radar & Radar Reflectors 87

Rigging & Ropes 88

Righting 90

Roller Furling 96

Sails 97

Seaweed & Fish Nets 98

Self-Steering & Autopilots 99

Sheet Systems 100

Sinking 101

Slipping 102

Spinnakers 104

Steering & Rudders 106

Storm Sailing 108

Stress Measurement & Beam Failure 120

Tacking & Gybing 122

Targa Bar & Davits 123

Telltales 124

Towing 126

Trailering 128

Trampolines & Safety Nets 130

Transfers 131

Whales 136

Glossary Of Multihull Terms 138

Index 142

Notes & Ideas 146

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