Reeds Ocean Handbook

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In the bestselling style of the Reeds Handbook series, Reeds Ocean Handbook builds on Reeds Skipper's Handbook with advice for skippers or crew planning to venture further afield. Complimenting the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster course, this handy pocketbook provides all the essential navigation, weather, and route planning theory, as well as practical guidance and advice on long-distance radio communications, ocean passage-making, and risk/emergency preparations.

Color coded sections, for user-friendly accessibility, cover:
- World climate and route planning (including world wind systems, ocean currents, tropical revolving storms)
- Navigation (charts, great circle vs. Mercator routes, time zones, satellite navigation systems, advice on on-passage navigation routines)
- Astro navigation (basic theory refresher, practical astro navigation, plus using and adjusting the sextant)
- Passage making (route planning, preparing the yacht, power needs, supplies of water, food, gas, and diesel, watch-keeping routines, crew care)
- Communications (features and advantages of VHF, MF, SSB, and satellite phones, weather fax, email, and access to the internet)
- Risks and emergencies (preparing for them, equipment checklist, grab bags, emergency procedures)

Internationally relevant with color diagrams throughout, this handy pocket-sized handbook is an ideal revision aid on shore and the perfect quick reference guide on the boat.

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ISBN-13: 9781472913067
ISBN-10: 147291306X
Pagini: 176
Ilustrații: Approximately 160 colour illustrations
Dimensiuni: 100 x 160 x 10 mm
Greutate: 0.16 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Thomas Reed
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Covers everything in the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster course but in a more condensed, accessible form and supplemented with practical tips and advice

Notă biografică

A Cambridge-educated engineer, Bill Johnson swapped his career for long-distance sailing. He stopped logging miles somewhere around 50,000. A sailing instructor for ten years, focusing on the RYA courses from beginner to Yachtmaster level, Bill's strength is in explaining tricky subjects in a clear and engaging way. He is the author of Reeds Crew Handbook and Manoeuvring, both published by Adlard Coles Nautical.


Introduction1 World Climate2 Route Planning3 Ocean Navigation4 Astro Navigation5 Yacht Preparation6 Communication7 Passage Making8 Risks and emergencies


Reeds Ocean Handbook by Bill Johnson is a concisely written, comprehensive pocket guide stuffed with advice for those planning to venture offshore.