1. About boats - sail and power 2. Knowing the ropes 3. Anchors and anchoring 4. Keeping safe 5. Communications - using the VHF radio 6. Avoiding a collision with other craft 7. The engine 8. About charts 9. Compasses 10. Chartwork - first steps 11. Tides and tidal streams 12. Finding our position 13. Course to steer 14. Buoys, beacons and lights 15. Pilotage - finding your way into creeks and harbours 16. Looking at the weather 17. Fog 18. Passage planning
Covering the theory and practical aspects of the RYA Day Skipper Certificate, this text offers an introduction to pilotage, navigation and general boatwork for anyone intending to make coastal passages in a small boat.
Alison Noice is a former Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner. She trains and examines instructors for the Short Range Radio certificate and runs Yachtmaster and Day Skipper shorebased courses at her local yacht club. She still finds time to sail for pleasure in her Moody 31. Alison lives in Poole, Dorset.
Provides an excellent grounding for sailors ... an excellent teaching or revision aid and a useful onboard reference. * Yachting Monthly (March 2008) *