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Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, THE ANNAPOLIS BOOK OF SEAMANSHIP has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. It is a comprehansive guide to all aspects of seamanship from the the simplest ABC's to the most advanced skills and lastest electronics. As comprehensive and detailed as the book is, the wealth of technical information is presented in a way that is uniquely readable; it is both useful and easy to use. The author John Rousmaniere and artist Mark Smith bring decades of experience both as sailors and as professional comunnicators to this beautifully produced book. From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy-weather sailing, here is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 222 x 282 x 36mm | 1,359.98g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1451650191
  • 9781451650198
  • 70,195

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"The Annapolis Book of Seamanship is an essential book for every mariner, and a must-read reference for every seasoned or first-time sailor. I keep one copy at home and another on my boat. Every topic is easy to find, and the graphics and pictures are extremely helpful. John has had a remarkable career as a top small boat sailor, blue water racer, and adventure cruiser and is one of America's most acclaimed experts on safety at sea." -- Gary Jobson "There is no other book as comprehensive or as readable as The Annapolis Book of Seamanship, and this 4th edition sets a new benchmark. Completely revised sections, including safety, heavy weather, electronics, health, emergencies and more, make the book more than 50% new. This is the one book that should be on every sailor's bookshelf." -- Chris Caswell editor of CharterSavvy,author Greatest Sailing Stories Ever Told "Since the first edition, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has been the definitive source for sailing and seamanship. The new 4th edition brings this essential reference up to date with the latest in equipment and sailing technique. There is nothing else like it. Clear and concise, yet complete; The Annapolis Book of Seamanship covers this vast topic with a clarity in organization, language, and presentation to allow thorough understanding, and with enough depth and detail to provide real substance. This is the book I go to, and the one I recommend to sailors of every experience level." -- Bill Gladstone Director, North U, co-author The Instant Handbook of Boat Handling, Navigation, and Seamanship

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About John Rousmaniere

JOHN ROUSMANIERE has been a sailor for more than forty years, he is one of the sports acknowledged authorities and has written fifteen technical and historical books. MARK SMITH is a commercial artist and art director, as well as being a lifelong sailor.

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Table of contents

Contents Preface New in This Edition Seamanship and Romance Chapter 1: The Boat The Parts of a Boat Bending on Sails How Boats Work Boat Dimensions The Lines Plan Boat Selection Multihulls Construction Materials The Rig Traditional Rigs Sail Furling Chapter 2: Getting Under Way The Points of Sail True Wind and Apparent Wind Basic Sail Trimming Changing Tacks Stopping the Boat Personal and Boat Preparations Getting Going Boat-Handling Drills Rules of the Road Coming Back In Maneuvering Under Power Tips for Better Boat Handling Chapter 3: Sail Trim Sail Controls Sail Materials and Design Sail Types Sail Shape Determining Wind Direction Sail Trim in Light to Moderate Conditions Depowering in Fresh and Strong Winds How Boats Balance Boat-Handling Drills How to Measure Weather Helm Upwind Sailing Techniques Downwind Sailing Techniques The Spinnaker The Asymmetrical Spinnaker Sail Care and Repair Chapter 4: Weather The Daily Weather Cycle The Prevailing Southwest Wind The Thermal Effect Trade Winds Highs and Lows Fronts Low-Pressure Systems A Classic Storm Squalls Fog Weather Forecasting Weather Signs and Sayings Waves and Tides How Hard Is It Really Blowing? Chapter 5: Sail-Handling Gear and Knots Line and Rope Line Wire Rope Line Maintenance Knots The Preventer, Vang, and Topping Lift Cleats Blocks, Tackles, and Shackles Winches Chapter 6: The Sailor's Health Roles on Board Clothing Foul-Weather Gear Medical Problems First Aid Chapter 7: Personal Safety Life Jackets Staying on Board Safety Harnesses Crew-Overboard Rescue The Lifesling System Chapter 8: Rules of the Road The Rules in Summary Navigation Lights Maneuvering in Collision Situations Chapter 9: Navigation Aids Buoys Lighthouses Charts Other Publications Chapter 10: The Magnetic Compass parMagnetic North and the First Compass Magnetic North and True North Variation Parts of the Compass Compass Types Deviation Correcting Compass Error Chapter 11: Plotting and Position Finding A Navigator's Tools Magnetic or True? The Log Book and SOP The DR Setting the Course The EP and LOP The Fix The Running Fix Indirect Courses Review Quiz Chapter 12: Special Piloting Techniques Position Finding with One Aid: Distance-Off Danger Bearings and Circles Piloting with Soundings Tide and Current Guidelines for Safe Piloting Introduction to Celestial Navigation Review Quiz Chapter 13: Electronic Navigation and Radiotelephones Radio Direction Finder (RDF) Loran-C Global Positioning System (GPS) Radar Radiotelephones Chapter 14: Anchoring Ground Tackle How to Anchor Kedging-Off Weighing Anchor Chapter 15: Sailing in Heavy Weather Crew Preparation Shortening Sail Boat Handling Squalls Gales Chapter 16: Emergencies Preparation Running Aground Towing Steering Failure Dismasting Capsize Life Rafts Leaks and Sinking Fire Distress Signaling Evacuation Chapter 17: Equipment and Maintenance Running Rigging Stays and Their Equipment Going Aloft The Hull and Interior The Engine Winterizing Tools, Tape, and Lubricants Chapter 18: Traditions and Courtesies Under Way Flag Etiquette Clothing Yachting History Sailing Today Appendix I: Required Equipment Appendix II: The Coast Guard and Other Boating Organizations Appendix III: Cruising and Racing Appendix IV: Children and Sailing Glossary of Sailing Terms A Sailor's Library Index Review Quiz Answers Acknowledgments and Credits

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