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The Complete Ocean Skipper

Deep-Water Voyaging, Navigation and Yacht Management

By Tom Cunliffe

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Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 April 2016
Following on from his bestselling The Complete Day Skipper and The Complete Yachtmaster, yachting legend Tom Cunliffe turns his attentions to the third strand of the RYA syllabus. With the same hugely popular, highly practical approach, The Complete Ocean Skipper covers everything a yachtsman needs to know when planning an offshore cruise or ocean passage. All aspects of planning and preparing for - as well as setting out on - a long-distance cruise are featured: - Preparation: types of suitable boat, choice of rig, engine power, safety equipment, communication systems, crew preparation - On passage: ocean weather systems, forecasting, deck routines, watchkeeping, self-steering, emergencies, heavy weather techniques - Ocean navigation: electronic as well as celestial A unique and definitive handbook, The Complete Ocean Skipper goes beyond the theory of the RYA syllabus to ensure that readers are equipped with the knowledge of both what to do and how to go about it, in whatever circumstances. A veteran offshore yachtsman as well as an RYA examiner, Tom Cunliffe brings his experience to bear and packs this must-have guide with invaluable hands-on advice for offshore and coastal sailors alike. With clear, helpful colour photographs and diagrams throughout, this is the essential book for anyone planning for or dreaming about sailing further afield.

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The definitive handbook on offshore sailing and ocean passages. Using the theory behind the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster syllabus as a starting point, Tom Cunliffe's unique guide is an essential reference for everyone wanting to sail further afield, covering not only what they need to know but what they need to do, and how to do it.

About the Author

Tom Cunliffe has been sailing for most of his life and has sailed his own yachts from the Caribbean to Russia and from Brazil to the Arctic. He has worked in all branches of the sailing profession, instructing and examining; is a regular columnist for leading sailing magazines in the UK & USA; and is the author of the bestselling Compete Day Skipper and Complete Yachmaster, in this series.

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Recommended if you're planning to go bluewater cruising for the first time. * Sailing Today * Essential reading for anyone planning for or dreaming about sailing long distances * Soundings (US) *

EAN: 9781472918130
ISBN: 1472918134
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical Press
Dimensions: 24.64 x 17.53 x 2.29 centimetres (1.01 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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