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Stress Free Sailing

Author : Duncan Wells
ISBN : 9781472919748
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 78. 87 MB
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The vast majority of sailing yacht scenarios comprise a couple sailing the boat together, and needing to carry out all manoeuvres and activities themselves with no help from a back-up crew. Their boat handling, navigation, sail handling, anchoring and mooring skills all have to be carried out both efficiently and effectively, preferably with the minimum of physical effort (to conserve energy). But most sailing technique books assume a crew of 3 or 4, all willing to lend a hand. This book is therefore a first, addressing the most common sailing scenarios that anyone cruising will have to deal with, and providing clever, original, highly effective (and most importantly successfully tried and tested by the author) techniques and solutions for dealing with the huge variety of essential operations on a boat – from sail setting and reefing, to picking up mooring buoys in a variety of wind and tide situations, anchoring, berthing and leaving a pontoon shorthanded, picking up a man overboard, sailing in fog and heavy weather – and even going up the mast. This book will be a godsend to anyone sailing single or shorthanded – including couples with young children who need to be supervised by one parent whilst the other runs the boat. Organised into techniques for different cruising scenarios, the book features step by step sequential photos showing exactly how to approach each situation and carry out the task in hand.

Stress Free Motorboating

Author : Duncan Wells
ISBN : 9781472947291
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 51. 31 MB
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Stress-free Motorboating is the answer to all single- or short-handed crews' prayers. Highly illustrated with step by step photographs, this unique handbook tackles the most common motorboating situations anyone cruising along the coast or river will have to manage - whether cruising along a river or the coast. It covers tricky procedures for getting off (and then back on) a marina berth, anchoring, mooring to a buoy or jetty, motoring in big seas, entering locks, and even picking up a man overboard, with QR codes linking to helpful instructional action videos. Essential advice is given about fuel monitoring, engine care and maintenance, looking after batteries, and many more issues specific to motorboats. Stress-free Motorboating will be a godsend to all crews, whether aboard a 35-footer, a sports runabout or a 60-foot displacement cruiser, whether crossing the Channel or just pottering along the coast or a river.

One Hand For Yourself One For The Ship

Author : Tristan Jones
ISBN : 0924486031
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 26. 21 MB
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Blending a highly personal perspective on the challenge of single-handed sailing with detailed advice, this guide gives counsel on craft selection and preparation, self-steering devices, emergency gear and tools, and other practical matters

Sailing Fundamentals

Author : Gary Jobson
ISBN : 1439136785
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 59. 20 MB
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The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, with over 150 line drawings and photographs. 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. Widely acclaimed author Gary Jobson has won several major races, including the 1977 America’s Cup victory as tactician aboard Courageous. He was head sailing coach at the US Naval Academy, and has conducted sailing clinics across the country.

Singlehanded Sailing The Experiences And Techniques Of The Lone Voyagers

Author : Richard Henderson
ISBN : 0070281645
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 41. 92 MB
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Henderson gives a complete history of bluewater solo sailing. He describes the gear, boats, rigs, and techniques that have worked, with emphasis on recent technology developments. He also tells the stories of those crazy, fascinating sailors who have shown us the way.

Happy Hooking The Art Of Anchoring

Author : Alex Blackwell
ISBN : 9780981517100
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Happy Hooking - The Art of Anchoring" is a very readable book on boat anchoring. It is loaded with valuable information on anchoring tackle, anchoring technique, tying up and rafting, anchoring etiquette, as well as the occasional anecdote - simply stated a must have for any boater or sailor The second expanded edition of "Happy Hooking - the Art of Anchoring" features: More gear More photos More illustrations More independent reviews Experience from both sides of the Atlantic Personal anecdotes based on many thousands of miles of sailing and countless times anchoring Unless you are far offshore, at some point or another you are going to need to 'park' your boat. Just like knowing how to stop your car before you start is perhaps the most important part of driving, we feel that anchoring is perhaps the most important skill you can and should acquire in boating. Anchoring a boat can be a lovely dance in a harbor, or a painful and often embarrassing display of Homo sapiens' inability to plan or communicate. We will endeavor to help you find a combination of tackle and technique best suited for your circumstances when anchoring your vessel. By outlining how different anchors work, the pluses and minuses of different adjunctive pieces of equipment, the current thinking about how to deploy this equipment, and how to select an anchorage, we hope you will be armed with enough information to make some informed decisions about what might work best for you. If you could take only one piece of advice from these pages with you on your travels, perhaps you will remember what Tommy Moran, an old salt in the West of Ireland, advised time and again: "Anchor as though you plan to stay for weeks, even if you intend to leave in an hour." "Happy Hooking " EDITORIAL REVIEWS: Ocean Cruising Club "The definitive textbook on the subject." Cruising Club of America ""Happy Hooking" is well organized, well illustrated, and easy to read. It should be mandatory reading for novice sailors and charter operators would do well to place copies throughout their fleet. This would be an excellent gift to up-and-coming boaters." Captain John Jamieson, Author of Skipper Tips and Seamanship Secrets "The single most important guide to anchoring for the modern sailor of the 21st century. Easy to read and filled with super clear illustrations and drawings. Add "Happy Hooking-The Art of Anchoring" to your onboard list of "must have guides" for safe anchoring-wherever in the world you choose to cruise " SailWorld.com "Might be compulsory reading for the new sailor. Even the most experienced will find much new material here." Latitudes & Attitudes Seafaring "This is the bible for all things anchoring." Irish Cruising Club "It is hard to imagine a more comprensive study of the topic. This is a remarkably easy book to read."

Singlehanded Sailing

Author : Andrew Evans
ISBN : 9780071836548
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"It takes thousands of hours of sailing to get the kind of knowledge contained in this book." -- from the Foreword by Bruce Schwab The ONLY bible for how to sail your boat fast, safe, and alone Solo sailing is within any sailor's grasp with a little forethought--and this essential guide. Got a 35-foot sailboat? No problem. Is the wind blowing 20 knots? No problem. Are you racing offshore overnight? Even better. Singlehander Andrew Evans learned the hard way how to sail and race alone--with lots of mishaps, including broaches and a near tumbling over a waterfall--and in Singlehanded Sailing he shares the techniques, tips, and tactics he has developed to make his solo sailing adventures safe and enriching. Learn everything you need to know to meet any solo challenge, including: Managing the power consumption aboard a boat to feed the electric autopilot Setting and gybing a spinnaker Finding time to sleep Dealing with heavy weather

Instant Weather Forecasting

Author : Alan Watts
ISBN : 9781472935373
Genre : Nature
File Size : 47. 64 MB
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Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 50 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 clear colour photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text enables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do. This revised and updated 5th edition takes into account the new ways users can receive professional weather forecasts, factor them into their own cloud observations, and develop an even better understanding of how the weather will change. This bestselling gem of a book will continue to be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing, fishing - and of course holidaymakers.

Adrift

Author : Steven Callahan
ISBN : 0547526563
Genre : Travel
File Size : 73. 97 MB
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Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. “Utterly absorbing” (Newsweek), Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library.

The Anatomy Of Sail

Author : Nic Compton
ISBN : 9781472902757
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This beautifully illustrated reference work for all boat lovers is an encyclopedic treasure trove of fascinating detail about every element of a yacht, from keel to binnacle, wheel and mast.

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