The Complete Yachtmaster: Sailing, Seamanship and Navigation for the Modern Yacht Skipper 9th edition

The Complete Yachtmaster: Sailing, Seamanship and Navigation for the Modern Yacht Skipper 9th edition

by Tom Cunliffe

Hardcover(9th ed.)

$37.08 $40.00 Save 7% Current price is $37.08, Original price is $40. You Save 7%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Tuesday, March 3
MARKETPLACE
9 New & Used Starting at $22.66

Overview

In this fully revised and up-to-date 9th edition of The Complete Yachtmaster, Tom Cunliffe brings together all the essentials of modern offshore cruising in one volume, including the characteristics of a good captain, the theory and practice of sailing and sail trim, the art of seamanship, practicing accurate navigation (including all digital forms), comprehending ocean meteorology, heavy weather preparation and survival, understanding sailboat stability, and dealing swiftly and competently with emergencies.

The Complete Yachtmaster builds knowledge as it builds sailing confidence, guiding sailors as authoritatively and reassuringly as a sea pilot bringing a ship safely to harbor. Required reading for all sailors and budding captains, both on board and in the classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472943439
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Edition description: 9th ed.
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 824,494
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tom Cunliffe has sailed from the Caribbean to Russia and from Brazil to the Arctic, sailing for most of his life and working in all aspects 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The skipper

2. The theory of sailing

3. Efficient sailing

4. Basic seamanship under sail

5. Boat handling under sail

6. Boat handling under power

7. Ropes and ropework

8. Anchoring

9. Yacht engines

10. Sailing in heavy weather

11. Navigation – an introduction

12. Charts, publications and chart table tools

13. Aids to navigation

14. Tidal heights

15. Tidal streams

16. Traditional navigational inputs

17. The estimated position

18. Classical position fixing

19. Satellites and radar

20. Course shaping

21. Navigational strategy

22. Passage planning

23. Pilotage

24. Passage navigation

25. Domestics of a passage

26. Fog

27. Collision avoidance in poor visibility

28. Tactics and navigation in heavy weather

29. Damage control

30. Emergencies

31. Man overboard

32. Weather

Appendix: stability in sailing yachts

Index

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews