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Complete Yachtmaster 9th edition OUT SOON

Part Number: SLG0082
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical
Author: Tom Cunliffe


Product Description

The 8th edition is out of stock, but the 9th will be on the shelves on 7 September 2017. Hang in there!

The fully revised eighth edition published in 2014. It has been thoroughly updated to keep pace with the latest digital developments in navigation and handling systems. It includes information on apps, tablets and phone charts, as well as providing a comprehensive guide to electronic plotters and integrated systems. There is also additional material on cross-tide sailing with GPS and passage planning with chart plotters. This book has been a bestseller since its first publication and has established itself as the standard reference for Yachtmaster students as well as for skippers of all levels of experience. It brings together  the essentials of modern cruising in one volume. Subjects include an analysis of what makes a good skipper, the theory and practice of sailing, seamanship, navigation including chart plotters and PCs, meteorology, heavy weather, yacht stability and coping with emergencies.


  • The Theory of Sailing
  • Boat handling under Sail and under Power
  • Ropes and ropework
  • Anchoring
  • Yacht engines
  • Heavy weather sailing
  • Charts, publications and chart-table tools
  • Tidal heights and streams
  • GPS and Radar
  • Passage planning
  • Pilotage
  • Man overboard and emergencies
  • Weather

‘A gem, distilled from decades of experience’ Yachting Monthly

‘Cunliffe’s competence and authority radiate from the pages… thoroughly recommended’ Little Ship Club

‘There are all too few authors who not only know their subject but can write well about it, Tom Cunliffe is one’ Cruising

‘It is the practical, hands-on guidance which raises the book out of the run-of-the-mill…of value to experienced yachtsmen as well as course students’ Lloyds List

‘No would-be yachtmaster or skipper of moderate experience should be without this comprehensive, practical yet affordable book’ Sunday Independent


Additional Information

Weight 1200 g