The Complete Yachtmaster: Sailing, Seamanship and Navigation for the Modern Yacht Skipper 10th edition

Autor Tom Cunliffe
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 30 sep 2021
The Complete Yachtmaster has been a bestseller since first publication and has established itself as the standard reference for Yachtmaster students as well as skippers of all levels of experience.In this fully revised and up-to-date 10th edition, Tom Cunliffe brings together all the essentials of modern cruising in one volume. He presents an analysis of a good skipper, the theory and practice of sailing and sail trim, the art of seamanship, accurate navigation including chart plotters and PCs, understanding meteorology, heavy weather preparation, understanding yacht stability and coping with emergencies.The Complete Yachtmaster builds knowledge as it builds sailing confidence, guiding examination candidates as authoritatively and reassuringly through the RYA syllabus as a sea pilot bringing a ship safely to harbour. Required reading for all skippers and budding skippers, both on board or in the classroom.'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
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ISBN-13: 9781472982988
ISBN-10: 1472982983
Pagini: 320
Ilustrații: Photographs and illustrations throughout
Dimensiuni: 189 x 246 x 24 mm
Greutate: 0.96 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Adlard Coles
Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom


A bestseller since first publication (50,000 copies sold)

Notă biografică

'There are all too few authors ... who not only know about their subject but can write well about it. Tom Cunliffe is one,' according to Cruising magazine. Tom Cunliffe has many years of experience cruising all round Europe and from the Caribbean to Russia and Brazil to the Arctic. He is an RYA Yachtmaster examiner and a training consultant for Sailing USA - the governing body of yachting in the USA. He is a regular columnist for Yachting Monthly and Yachting World in the UK, and SAIL in the USA.


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


Required reading for skippers whether on board or in the classroom.
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.
The absolute bible for anyone intending to go to sea in boats.
No other book explains every facet of sailing as comprehensively...any boat would be better equipped with this book aboard.
Excellent, a must for the library and winter reading.
Contains everything you need to know about the theory and practice of sailing
An ideal gift to give to the aspiring sailor to ensure the challenges ahead are properly understood.
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.
As in most Adlard Coles publications it also almost goes without saying that the presentation - text, graphics, pictures - is superb.
It guides examination candidates as authoritatively and reassuringly through the RYA syllabus as a sea pilot bringing a ship to harbour.
the standard reference for for Yachtmaster students and skippers.
An essential read for anyone contemplating making a coastal or off-shore passage.
This invaluable book teaches new skills and revises old ones, encouraging skippers to reflect on their own practice, priorities and sailing pleasure.
Full of practical tips built on hard-earned experience. you could not have a better guide.