The Complete Yachtmaster: Sailing, Seamanship and Navigation for the Modern Yacht Skipper

The Complete Yachtmaster: Sailing, Seamanship and Navigation for the Modern Yacht Skipper


By (author) Tom Cunliffe

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  • Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical
  • Format: Hardback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 250mm x 30mm | 1,039g
  • Publication date: 15 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408129841
  • ISBN 13: 9781408129845
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Colour photos and diagrams throughout
  • Sales rank: 75,236

Product description

The Complete Yachtmaster has been a bestseller since first publication and has established itself as the standard reference for Yachtmaster students as well as skippers of all levels of experience. In this fully revised seventh edition, Tom Cunliffe brings together all 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 Complete Yachtmaster promotes each subject as an integral part of the whole. It guides examination candidates as authoritatively and reassuringly through the RYA syllabus as a sea pilot bringing a ship to harbour. Required reading for all skippers whether on board or in the classroom. '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

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Author information

Tom Cunliffe has been sailing for most of his life and has worked in all branches of the profession, both racing and cruising. He is an RYA Yachtmaster Examiner (Offshore and Ocean) and writes regularly for Yachting Monthly and Yachting World. He has sailed from the Caribbean to Russia and from Brazil to the Arctic.

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'Required reading for skippers whether on board or in the classroom.' Yachting Life (October 2010) 'brings together all the essentials of modern cruising in one volume, and ensures that this time-tested book will continue to be the foundation for navigators, skippers and anyone undertaking coastal and offshore passages.' All at Sea (October 2010) 'the absolute bible for anyone intending to go to sea in boats.' (October 2010) 'No other book explains every facet of sailing as comprehensively...any boat would be better equipped with this book aboard.' Yachting Monthly (December 2010) 'Excellent, a must for the library and winter reading.' Compass Magazine (2010) 'contains everything you need to know about the theory and practice of sailing' Surrey Herald (October 2010) 'An ideal gift to give to the aspiring sailor to ensure the challenges ahead are properly understood.' Nautical Magazine (March 2011) "These are new editions of well-established books essentially addressing the RYA Yachtmaster offshore qualification. Both books are beautifully produced with excellent diagrams and illustrations in full colour and seem to me to cover the syllabus comprehensively and well." The Little Ship (Spring 2011)