200 invaluable yachting tips only the pros know in a pocket-sized format for onboard use For every yachtsman who's dreamed of a mentor, in the form of a seasoned helmsman close at hand helping guide a vessel, this pocket reference from Yachting Monthly just may be the closest thing. With its refreshing approach to sailing and seamanship instruction, this handy guide gives yachtsmen of all experience levels essential tips on navigation, safety, weather, and boat handling as well as insights on life at sea. Each tip is illustrated with a color photograph or diagram Includes tips on ropes and knots Other titles by Cunliffe: Celestial Navigation and Coastal and Offshore Navigation Filled with advice that yachtsmen pass on to fellow yachtsmen, and fathers pass on to their sons, this compact collection of sailing wisdom will help boat lovers and yachtsmen of every stripe improve and enjoy their outings at sea.
Tom Cunliffe is Britain's leading sailing writer. He is a worldwide authority on sailing instruction and an expert on traditional sailing craft. He learned his sextant skills during numerous ocean passages, many of which in simple boats without engines or electronics, and voyaged to both sides of the Atlantic from Brazil to Iceland and from the Caribbean to Russia. He has cruised the coast of America and Canada and logged thousands of miles exploring both sides of the English Channel.Tom's nautical career has seen him serve as mate on a merchant ship, captain on gentleman's yachts and skipper of racing craft. His private passion is classic sailing boats and he has owned a series of traditional gaff-rigged vessels that have taken him and his family on countless adventures from tropical rainforests to frozen fjords.Tom has been a Yachtmaster Examiner since 1978 and has a gift for sharing his knowledge with good humour and an endless supply of tales of the sea.He also writes for Yachting Monthly, Yachting World and SAIL magazines, and wrote and presented the BBC TV series, The Boats That Built Britain.
Preface. Seamanship. Navigation. Safety. Boat-handling. Ropes and knots. Life on board. Weather.