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Yachtmaster for Sail and Power

Yachtmaster for Sail and Power is a major reference book that has proved invaluable for the many sailors following the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore course. This highly respected and refreshingly practical study guide covers the whole syllabus in detail, all illustrated with colour photographs, charts and worked examples throughout. It covers: * Chartwork - with useful worked examples * Electronic navigation - how to use the latest technology for safe navigation: radar, electronic chart plotting and GPS * Pilotage - buoyage fully explained and illustrated * Communications - information on current maritime communications including GMDSS * Weather - the elements of meteorology, weather sources and forecasts * Safety and survival - all the new SOLAS regulations detailed * Stability and buoyancy - the principles simply explained. Including the latest updates, new artwork and a modern design, this fourth edition compliments the syllabus and assists with exam preparation - an essential companion for anyone enrolling on the RYA Yachtmaster course, whether for sail or power.
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Now in its fourth edition, this lively, helpful study guide contains all the elements of the Yachtmaster course and is an invaluable reference.

About the Author

Alison Noice is a former Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner. She has trained and examined Radio Instructors, and run short courses in radar, VHF radio and first aid, taught Day Skipper and Yachtmaster theory courses and examined Yachtmaster Offshore candidates. She still finds time to sail for pleasure in her much-loved Sigma 33. Alison lives in Poole, Dorset.


...exactly captures the substance and spirit of the Yachtmaster teaching programme. ...the book can be recommended to the student as providing comprehensive, detailed and accurate coverage of the Yachtmaster syllabus. * Cruising Magazine *

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