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Yachting Monthly's Expert Sailing Skills

No Nonsense Advice That Really Works

By Tom Cunliffe

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Format: Hardcover, 179 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 13 April 2012
Improve a wide range of sailing skills with this highly illustrated guide Popular sailing author Tom Cunliffe teaches sailors how to improve a vast range of sailing skills, from dropping anchor to fixing an engine or using onboard electronics. Each chapter deals with a specific skill and is highly illustrated with step-by-step photos. This selection of the best practical articles from the pages of Yachting Monthly magazine will help sailors at every level. Perfect your spinnaker technique, learn how to dry out your yacht and pick up some tips for successful single-handed sailing. There's advice on everything from passage planning to boat handling and all delivered with easy to follow photographs and diagrams. Tom cuts through the theory to explain what really works -- often setting sail with normal yachtsmen and women to solve their cruising conundrums. Improve your sailing skills with a pick of the most useful tips and advice. Easy to use language with step-by-step guides. Expert advice from one of the U.K.'s most popular yachting journalists.

Table of Contents

1. Boat Handling 2. Seamanship 3. Navigation 4. Sailing and sail trim 5. Skippering 6. Emergencies

About the Author

Tom Cunliffe is a worldwide authority on sailing instruction and an expert on traditional craft. He is the author of more than 25 books and writes for Yachting Monthly, Yachting World and SAIL magazines.

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'Expert sailing advice to make you a better sailor.' (Bookseller Buyer's Guide, August 2011). 'The layout is diverting the text is lively and the chosen subjects are varied and worthwhile...Thorough, comprehensive and crammed with more pointers tan you can shake a boat hook at. A very useful guide.' (Sailing Today, August 2012)

EAN: 9781119951292
ISBN: 1119951291
Publisher: Wiley Nautical
Dimensions: 29.72 x 21.08 x 1.52 centimetres (0.59 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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