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Yachtmaster for Sail and Power: A Manual for the RYA Yachtmaster Certificates of Competence
Yachtmaster for Sail & Power is a major reference book that has proved invaluable for the many sailors following the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore course. This highly respected and refreshingly practical study guide covers the whole syllabus in detail, all illustrated with colour photographs, charts and worked examples throughout.
In the Wake of Heroes: Sailing's Greatest Stories
An internationally renowned maritime journalist and speaker, Tom Cunliffe is one of the biggest names in the sailing world. For the past ten years, he has edited the Great Seamanship column in Yachting World magazine,each column featuring an extract from a classic yachting book. Tom introduces the extracts by giving insightful background on the writers, their books, and what makes their experiences so worth reading about--and learning from.This book comprises Tom's forty favorite extracts and covers the entire scope of yachting concerns, from small-boat handling to yacht racing to long-distance cruising and exploring. Introduced in Tom's quintessential lively, engaging fashion, and illustrated with photos from both the original books and Tom's own archives, this beautifully packaged book contains a wealth of yachting wisdom, and is a collection to be treasured.
A Unit of Water, a Unit of Time
In a time of modem racing boats made from synthetic materials, a dying breed of craftsman continues to build wooden sailboats. Joel White was a master of this ancient art. Son of the legendary writer E.B. White, he created designs as sublime and graceful as his father's prose.Six months after being diagnosed with cancer, Joel White began designing the W-76, his final masterpiece. Douglas Whynott spent a year at Brooklin Boat Yard, observing as the design took shape, first in sketches and then during the painstaking building of the wooden craft.A Unit of Water, A Unit of Time is a poignant depiction of a genius at work even as he faces his own mortality, and the people devoted to his art. It evokes the devotion to boating passed down from E.B. White, as well as a maritime community whose lives keep a vanishing world alive.
Sailing Fundamentals (Revised and Updated)
Written by America's foremost instructional authority, the new edition of Sailing Fundamentals combines the training programs of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association, it is also used in the programs of many yacht clubs, colleges, and sailing groups. Unlike most introductory sailing books, which reflect the biases and idiosyncrasies of their authors, Sailing Fundamentals has been extensively pretested by ASA professional instructors to ensure that it offers the fastest, easiest, most systematic way to learn basic sailing and basic coastal cruising. This book covers every aspect of beginning sailing - from hoisting sail to docking and anchoring - and specifically prepares the learner to qualify for sailing certification according to international standards. Illustrated step-by-step in two colors with over 150 line drawings and photographs.
The Complete Day Skipper: Skippering with Confidence Right From the Start (+6th Edition)
The full RYA syllabus from the man who knows it inside out.An at-sea, hands-on approach infused with self-help tips and common sense.\>A step-by-step learning system designed to get you straight on to the water.Essential, real-life navigation that wholeheartedly embraces GPS.Cunliffe's unique emphasis on fuss-free cruising, spiced with a sense of adventure.
Reeds Splicing Handbook
For any sea-farer, splicing rope is an essential skill. But the traditional 3-strand rope is fast disappearing. So how do you splice braided ropE? This is the definitive pocket-sized guide to all rope splicing techniques. Most of the techniques are quite easy to master - and also fun to do. See why splices are better - and stronger - than knots or shackles for joining or shortening rope, and follow the step-by-step photography and clear instructions to find out exactly how to splice efficiently.
Go Sailing: The Complete Beginner's Guide to Getting Afloat
In this ultimate beginner's guide, yachtsman and writer Simon Jollands takes the helm and covers how to get afloat before exploring what you can do when you are on board:• Learn how to steer the boat• Understand how sails work, and how to hoist them• Find out how to use an anchor - and how to get free again!• Learn how to tie useful knots• Know what to do if there's a man overboardThis book makes everything easy to understand, so even somebody who has never stepped foot on a boat before can quickly learn the ropes.
Reeds Skipper's Handbook: For Sail and Power (7th Edition)
The Reed's Skipper's Handbook has been a bestseller since first publication. Now thoroughly revised, this handy pocket sized guide covers everything a boater needs to know at sea with updated text and illustrations throughout. Packed with a wide range of information in a concise form, it is frequently recommended by Yachtmaster Instructors as a quick reference guide and as a revision aid for anyone taking their Day Skipper or Yachtmaster certificates.Reeds Skipper's Handbook is a must for anyone going to sea in any size of boat--be they novice or old hand. Tens of thousands of skippers and crew have found it invaluable as a memory jogger and refresher whether at sea or on land.
Stress-Free Mooring: For Sail and Power
(Wire Coil/Wire Combination)
This indispensable visual guide takes the stress out of mooring, with step-by-step photographic instructions helping sailors with mooring and berthing situations in a yacht or motorboat.Stress-Free Mooring is a quick-access, extremely visual on-board practical guide to how to approach mooring and berthing situations in a yacht or motorboat.Condensing material from the highly successful Stress-Free Sailing and Stress-Free Motorboating into a bite-sized book for easy reference, Duncan Wells provides instant guidance to helmsmen seeking to learn how best to get on and off pontoons, jetties and harbor walls in all directions of wind and tide, as well as anchoring and picking up mooring buoys. The techniques are applicable anywhere in the world, on any type and size of boat.Areas covered include:• Tying knots and mastering other rope work• Adapting to different wind and tide configurations• Casting off from a dock• Springs, bridles and slipped lines• Coming alongside a berth• Rafting up with other boats• Anchoring• Picking up a mooring buoyWith step-by-step photos, explanatory diagrams and concise hints and tips, helmsmen can have at their fingertips the answers they need to all manner of mooring problems.
Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race
In the face of turmoil and tragedy, a crew of "amateur" sailors piloted their tiny vessel--the AFR Midnight Rambler--through a treacherous storm in order to achieve victory in a world-renowned sailing competition. Their triumph--perhaps even their survival--owes itself to their astonishing commitment to teamwork: an alchemy of cooperation, trust, planning, and execution. Author Dennis N.T. Perkins chronicles their nearly four-day ordeal and draws parallels to the world of business, revealing how teams can work together to overcome obstacles and succeed during difficult times. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is among the most demanding sailing competitions in the world. Unpredictable seas make the approximately-630-nautical-mile course grueling under the best conditions, but the 1998 race proved to be the most perilous to date when a sudden and violent storm struck. Winds gusted over 100 mph and monstrous 80-foot waves towered over boat masts. Six sailors perished and another 55 were saved in what became the largest search and rescue operation in Australia's history. But even while bigger, better-equipped yachts attempted to maneuver around the storm, Ed Psaltis and his crew on the AFR Midnight Rambler made the daring decision to head directly into its path. Winner of the 2013 Small Business Book Awards from Small Business Trends, Into the Storm will help your team achieve extraordinary feats--together. Illustrated with examples from the story and compelling case studies, this engaging book provides the resources and tools to support teams on their sometimes-tumultuous journey to success.
Passage to Juneau
With the same rigorous observation (natural and social), invigorating stylishness, and encyclopedic learning that he brought to his National Book Award-winning Bad Land, Jonathan Raban conducts readers along the Inside Passage from Seattle to Juneau. The physical distance is 1,000 miles of difficult-and often treacherous-water, which Raban navigates solo in a 35-foot sailboat. But Passage to Juneau also traverses a gulf of centuries and cultures: the immeasurable divide between the Northwest's Indians and its first European explorers - between its embattled fishermen and loggers and its pampered new class. Along the way, Raban offers captivating discourses on art, philosophy, and navigation and an unsparing narrative of personal loss.
Learning to Sail
Learning to Sail is the ideal guide for new sailors. It is also valuable as a backup to sailing courses and useful as a refresher course on the basics. Lively color photographs and clear diagrams highlight expert instruction on topics that range from the various parts of a boat to advanced knots, reading charts and navigation.
The Sailing Bible: The Complete Guide for All Sailors from Novice to Expert
The Sailing Bible is the complete, hands-on manual packed with detailed step-by-step diagrams, lively action photos, and helpful advice on getting the most out of your sailing at whatever level. Whether you are a dinghy or yacht sailor, just learning the basics or wanting tips on sailing with the best, this book will give you all the answers you are looking for.This new edition has been revised throughout and brought completely up to date, featuring new techniques and new approaches to navigation, communication and first aid, including dedicated electronics, apps and software for use with smartphones, tablets and plotters.
The Exceptional History of the Little Cup
The Little Cup began as a technical and sporting challenge launched by Great Britain against the United States in the early 1960s. It is now the International C-Class Championship, and far more than just another sailing competition: it is a veritable leading-edge technology laboratory that develops the fastest sailing boats in the world.Handsomely illustrated with photographs, maps and over a hundred sets of plans dating from the early days of the competition to the present, this book presents the races, the people and the new technologies that have evolved over the course of the 26 championships, demonstrating the sailors' insatiable desire and unremitting search for ever-greater speed.
Gitana: 140 Years of Rothschild Yachting History
The exciting history of the Rothschild family's fleet of racing yachts, all named Gitana, is recounted in this new book. Beginning on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, in 1876, when Baroness Julie-Caroline de Rothschild christened her schooner Gitana, through to today, when Baron Benjamin de Rothschild and his Gitana Team participate in major international races, this is a tale of technological innovation and a family's passion for excellence, aesthetics, and performance. Each generation has left its imprint on the Rothschild racing tradition, with continued success. In this book, stunning new and archival photographs, along with drawings, plans, and thrilling first-person accounts of yacht races, bring the family's quest for excellence to life.
Reeds Marine Distance Tables (16th Edition)
Reeds Marine Distance Tables give quick and accurate distance references between 500 regularly used ports around the world, including major turning points and a Transatlantic distance table.The book is divided into key "market areas," and includes a pull-out map for area identification and easy see-at-a-glance port reference. Traffic Separation Schemes are calculated into the tables while the distance to any port not included can easily be determined by making an approximation from the next closest port. Useful tables of major "turning points" around the world (such as Cape Finisterre, Cape Horn and the Dover Straits), Transatlantic distances, world time zones, and time and speed conversion tables are also included.This edition has been improved and expanded. Emerging ports around the world have also been added to reflect modern trends and developments in shipping movements and expansions.Reeds Marine Distance Tables are an invaluable reference for ship owners, operators, brokers, navigators, and superyacht skippers wanting a quick and accurate distance reference between all the regularly used commercial ports around the world.. Using this one reference, anyone can calculate the shortest or most economical distances between all the major ports in the world.
Ocean of Insight: A Sailor's Voyage from Despair to Hope
Mann, Heather Lyn
Heather Lyn Mann was a battle–weary environmental advocate in Madison, Wisconsin, struggling over what to do about climate change when she and her husband decided to explore the Atlantic on a small sloop. This memoir of six years living afloat is a chronological unfolding of disasters and discoveries—life–threatening storms, the boredom of isolation, societies on the brink of extinction, sinking ships, colorful Caribbean characters, near collisions, a pirate scare, and more. Throughout, the ocean becomes Mann’s teacher, transforming her with uncompromising lessons on how to harmonize with natural order, the exact moments and ways to let in fearlessness, resilience, happiness, impermanence, balance, compassion, skillful action, and beginner’s mind. Her suspenseful, sometimes hilarious, and always heart–warming journey of body and mind, shaped by ancient Buddhist teachings, entertains as it charts reality’s depths and danger zones so arm–chair adventurers, spiritual seekers, and the climate concerned can navigate tumultuous waters and arrive together on the shore of planetary well–being.
Reeds PBO Small Craft Almanac 2020 (Reed's Almanac)
A practical guide to sailing the North Atlantic coastline from Denmark to the Gironde published in association with Practical Boat Owner.Meticulously researched and available in a handy paperback, this popular almanac contains a wealth of information presented in an easy to find, quick reference manner for practical on-board use. The Reeds PBO Small Craft Almanac covers the whole of the UK and Ireland and the west coast of Europe from Denmark to the Gironde.Featuring sections on:- Tide tables, tidal streams and tidal gates- Secondary port differences- 2,500+ waypoints- Radio data- Light recognition- Weather information- Principal lights- IALA buoyage- International codes and flags- Sun/moon rise and set plus Emergency information.
Reeds Looseleaf Update Pack 2020 (Reed's Almanac)
The Reeds Looseleaf Almanac is a versatile system that combines almanac and pilotage information in a unique looseleaf format, bound inside a durable binder to stay open on the chart table, and let the user tailor the Reeds Almanac to their needs.The Reeds Looseleaf Almanac provides all the information required to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, including the Azores and Madeira. Includes 700 harbour chartlets, Harbour facilities, Tide tables and streams, 7,500 waypoints, International codes and flags, Weather, Distance tables, Passage advice, Area planning charts, Rules of the road, Radio information, Communications, Safety, Mayday and distress procedures, and Documentation and Customs. The 2020 edition is updated throughout, containing over 45,000 changes, and includes a free Reeds Marina Guide. The looseleaf format makes information access quick and easy whilst allowing the navigator to refresh it with the annual update pack.
Superdocious!: Racing Insights and Revelations from Legendary Olympic Sailor Rodney Pattisson
Rodney Pattisson MBE, the three-time Olympic medalist and multi-world champion, is an iconic figure within the sailing world. A winner in dinghies, multihulls, and offshore, he has set race and speed records, and with Lawrie Smith led Britain's challenge for the America's Cup in 1983. They were beaten in the finals by Alan Bond's eventual winner, Australia II.A perfectionist when it comes to race preparation, and passionate about speed on the water, Pattisson's successes stem from a selfless focus on the end goal, a ruthless desire to win, and an unquenchable thirst to succeed in everything he does. An intensely private individual, Pattisson has always kept his own counsel, keeping the media at arm's length and viewing press attention as an unwanted distraction from winning. His previously untold story not only charts his own trials and tribulations in becoming one of the best sailors in the world, but also reveals the double standards, deceit, political and sporting interference, and outright cheating he faced along the way.
Reeds Western Almanac 2019 (Reed's Almanac)
(Wire Coil/Wire Combination)
The Reeds Western Almanac covers the coastline from Cape Wrath to Padstow as well as the whole of Ireland, and is ideal for any boater lucky enough to cruise and race in the superb waters off the coast of Western Scotland, Ireland or Western England. It offers ready access to essential navigation information by virtue of its clear layout and user friendly format.Completely updated for 2019, topics include seamanship, pilotage, tide tables, safety procedures, navigation tips, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information, communications, Mayday and distress procedures. The spiral binding allows the Almanac to be opened flat on the chart table and the large type size and clear layout makes information easy to read even in adverse conditions. It is the complete guide for both Irish and Scottish mariners as well as those cruising the UK west coast.Includes a free Reeds Marina Guide.
Adrift: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea
Ashcraft, Tami Oldham
The heart-stopping memoir, soon to be a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, and directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Everest). “An inspirational and empowering read.”—Shailene Woodley Young and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiancé Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami’s hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But the two free spirits and avid sailors couldn’t anticipate that less than two weeks into their voyage, they would sail directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. They found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Hours later, Tami awakened to find the boat in ruins, and Richard nowhere in sight. Adrift is the story of Tami’s miraculous forty-one-day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, and with little hope for rescue. It’s a tale of love and survival on the high seas-- an unforgettable story about resilience of the human spirit, and the transcendent power of love.
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