Author: Tom Cunliffe.
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical.
Format: Hardback, 320 pages.
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 eighth edition, Tom Cunliffe brings together all the essentials of modern cruising in one volume. Subjects include an analysis of what makes a good skipper, the theory and practice of sailing, seamanship, navigation including chart plotters and PCs, meteorology, heavy weather, yacht stability and coping with emergencies.
Substantial updates for this edition include new material on navigation using tablets. Also includes new photography throughout.
The Complete Yachtmaster promotes each subject as an integral part of the whole. It guides examination candidates as authoritatively and reassuringly through the RYA syllabus as a sea pilot bringing a ship to harbour. Required reading for all skippers whether on board or in the classroom.
Table Of Contents.
The theory of sailing.
Basic seamanship under sail.
Boat handling under sail.
Boat handling under power.
Ropes and ropework.
Sailing in heavy weather.
Navigation an introduction.
Charts, publications and chart table tools.
Aids to navigation.
Traditional navigational inputs.
The estimated position.
Classical position fixing.
Satellites and radar.
Domestics of a passage.
Collision avoidance in poor visibility.
Tactics and navigation in heavy weather.