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The Complete Day Skipper is a totally practical hands-on manual that covers the RYA Day Skipper syllabus in a way that reflects a skipper’s growing experience at sea, beginning with yacht handling under power, moving on to boat husbandry and sailing skills, and from there to the realistic use of modern electronic navigation systems.
Eminently readable and very down-to-earth, this fully revised fourth edition has become a ‘must have’ for all skippers in their early years, as well as more experienced sailors who choose not to venture far afield.
- What’s in a boat
- Moving the boat
- First Ventures
- Beginning to sail as a skipper
- Essential Navigation Theory
- Practical Navigation
- Arriving in port
- Making the passage
- Anchoring, morring and boat handling
- Emergencies and how to prevent them
194 pages : Full colour
‘Having this book on board is like having an experienced hand beside you to help you through.’ Shetland Times
‘I have recently read your Complete Day Skipper book which I thoroughly enjoyed and have just started your Complete Yachtmaster. I wanted to tell you that I think they are absolutely first class books. They have a wealth of information in them but the style of your writing is light so they are very easy to read. I know that there is nothing better than gaining experience out on the water but these books are of huge help to both my wife and I. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is taking their RYA qualifications, or even if they are just enthusiastic sailors. Many thanks for passing on your huge experience in such a clear and no-nonsense manner.’ Tyrrell