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Heavy Weather Sailing 7th Edition

Author: Peter Bruce
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472928199
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For 50 years Heavy Weather Sailing has been regarded as the ultimate international authority on surviving storms at sea aboard sailing and motor vessels. The first edition was compiled by Kaines Adlard Coles himself in 1967. Since then technology may have improved, but the weather certainly hasn't. This is the seventh updated edition, edited by racing yachtsman Peter Bruce, ensuring that in its 50th year the book remains as relevant and as essential as it has been for the previous five decades. The book brings together a wealth of expert advice from many of the great sailors of the present, including fresh accounts of yachts overtaken by extreme weather, from Ewan Southby-Tailyour, Alex Whitworth and Peter Cook to Larry and Lin Pardey. It also includes a new Foreword by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Britain's most high profile yachtsman of the past 50 years. The expert advice section has been updated in line with current thinking, and there has been a major update to the chapter focusing on the use of storm sails as well as to the use of drag devices. The technique of taking refuge has been reviewed and updated, and the chapters dealing with preparations for heavy weather and its effect on yacht design have been overhauled. These revisions ensure that Heavy Weather Sailing is as relevant, useful and instructive for today's sailor venturing offshore as it ever was – perhaps more so in the light of tragic disasters like the loss of the Cheeky Raffiki mid-Atlantic on a delivery trip after her season racing in the Caribbean. This is the definitive book for crews of any size contemplating voyages out of sight of land anywhere in the world, whether racing or cruising. It gives a clear message regarding the preparations required, and the tactics to consider when it comes on to blow.

Heavy Weather Sailing

Author: Peter Bruce
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical Press
ISBN: 9780713682434
Size: 35.56 MB
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Heavy Weather Sailinghas longreigned as the ultimate international authority on surviving storms atsea aboard sailing and motor vessels. The book brings together a wealthof expert advice from many of the great sailors of the present,including fresh accounts of yachts overtaken by extreme weather, fromEwan Southby Tailyour, Alex Whitworth, Peter Cook, and Larry and LinPardey. Techniques for coping with heavy seas are explored, and newchapters have been added, giving advice on the use of storm sails,taking shelter in heavy weather, handling multihulls in storms and oneon handling RIBs in high seas. Seasickness remedies are proposed, and adetailed analysis is given of the meteorological conditions leading upto a storm. This is the definitive book for crews of any sizecontemplating voyages out of sight of land anywhere in the world,whether racing or cruising. It gives a clear message regarding thepreparations required, and the tactics to consider when it comes on toblow. 'If you buy no other book for your voyage, buy this one'Pete Goss (renowned yachtsman and rescuer of Raphael Dinelli during the 1996/97 Vendee Globe) 'This book is an institution'Practical Boat Owner 'The ultimate survival handbook' Yachting World

Reeds Skipper S Handbook

Author: Malcolm Pearson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408156296
Size: 79.20 MB
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The Reed's Skipper's Handbook, now in its 6th edition, has been a bestseller since first publication. A handy pocket size, it is an aide-memoire of everything a boater would need to know at sea. Packed with a wide range of information in a concise form it is frequently recommended by Yachtmaster Instructors as a quick reference guide and as a revision aid for anyone taking their Day Skipper and Yachtmaster certificates. The 6th edition has been expanded with helpful new material on boat handling, tides, ropework and general seamanship. 'A terrific little volume' Motorboat & Yachting 'A brilliant guide for beginners and an excellent refresher for more advanced skippers... a top rate book' Waterstones 'Everything you would need to know when going to sea in a yacht or small boat...a humdinger of a little book' Nautical Magazine Reeds Skipper's Handbook is a must for anyone going to sea in any size of boat - be they novice or old hand. Many thousands of skippers and crew have found it invaluable as a memory jogger and fresher whether at sea or on land.

World Cruising Routes

Author: Jimmy Cornell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408158884
Size: 72.78 MB
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A guide to nearly 1,000 sailing routes covering all the oceans of the world, geared specifically to the needs of cruising sailors. It advises on the winds, currents, regional and seasonal weather, and optimum times for individual routes, plus over 6,000 waypoints.

Adlard Coles Nautical Logbook

Author: Robin Knox-Johnston
Publisher: Adlard Coles
ISBN: 9780713663990
Size: 74.30 MB
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A nautical logbook, presenting information and data columns that are needed to keep a comprehensive cruising record. The volume is spiral-bound so that it will lie flat on the chart table, and it has waterproof covers.

The Rcc Pilotage Foundation Atlantic Crossing Guide

Author: Jane Russell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408194457
Size: 32.99 MB
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The Atlantic Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone planning an Atlantic passage in their own boat. It is described by Yachting World magazine as 'An invaluable mixture of planning manual and pilot book, and an essential investment if you're planning to cross the Pond.' From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication and provisioning to sources of regional weather information, hurricane tracks, currents and tides, departure and arrival ports, facilities on arrival and documentation required, the comprehensiveness of this new edition will both inspire dreamers and instill confidence in those about to depart. This is the definitive reference on the subject, relied upon by many thousands of cruisers crossing the Atlantic in both directions and packed with all the information they need. 'I cannot imagine setting sail without it' - SAIL magazine (US)

Yacht Design According To Perry

Author: Robert Perry
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071596526
Size: 14.24 MB
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A great designer offers you a virtuoso tour through the world of sailboats Bob Perry initiated the trend toward fast voyaging sailboats with his world-famous Valiant 40, which has been in production longer than any other cruising sailboat in history. But Perry is not only a leading yacht designer--he is also an accomplished wordsmith whose blunt, insightful, irreverent, and always entertaining boat reviews have captivated readers of Sailing magazine for 24 years. This book is vintage Perry, a no-holds-barred tour of the world of yacht design through the benchmark boats of his 30-year career.

Yacht Design Explained

Author: Steve Killing
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039304646X
Size: 42.84 MB
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The first guide to design aimed at every sailor, Yacht Design Explained uses state-of-the-art graphics, dynamic charts and photographs, and clear explanations to show what makes hulls, keels, ballast, rudders, foils, masts, and sails work. It reveals why certain designs perform well and others fail. The authors examine a range of boats, from a 14-foot dinghy to a 40-foot cruiser, from a catamaran to an offshore singlehander. They break through the often confusing physics of yacht design to provide an understanding that sailors can use to get the most out of their time afloat.

Stargazing

Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521794459
Size: 15.67 MB
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Patrick Moore's illustrated month-by-month guide to astronomy with the naked eye.