Learn the Nautical Rules of the Road
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Learn the Nautical Rules of the Road : An Expert Guide to the COLREGs for All Yachtsmen and Mariners

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Expert information for yachtsmen and professional mariners. This is the ideal book to improve your understanding of the nautical rule of the road whether you need to pass an exam or require an onboard reference. Learning, understanding and remembering the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) is essential for anyone venturing onto the water. This comprehensive guide explains the intention of each rule and how it should be applied when on the water. It is the perfect companion when studying for any nautical exam and contains the COLREGs in full. Step-by-step guides allow a clear understanding of the COLREGs and there are plenty of tips on how to remember the various rules. Test sections allow readers to check their comprehension and act as perfect aids to revision. There is also a free online Rules of the Road test that is an additional learning tool and a great way to evaluate your progress. Anecdotes and explanations help clarify the rules and make this the most readable book on the topic.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 168 x 208 x 10mm | 480.81g
  • Fernhurst Books Limited
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Chichester, England, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • col. ill
  • 0470749121
  • 9780470749128
  • 331,599

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Expert information for both yachtsmen and professional marinersLearning, understanding and remembering the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) is essential for anyone venturing onto the water.This comprehensive guide explains the intention of each rule and how it should be applied when on the water. It is the perfect companion when studying for any nautical exam and contains the COLREGs in full.Step-by-step guides allow a clear understanding of the COLREGs and there are plenty of tips on how to remember the various rules. Test sections allow readers to check their comprehension and act as perfect aids to revision. Anecdotes and explanations help clarify the rules and make this the most readable book on the topic.This is the ideal book whether you: need to pass an examrequire an onboard referencewish to improve your understanding of the nautical rules of the roadMonitor your progress with online tests linked to chapters.show more

About Paul B. Boissier

Paul Boissier has spent much of his professional life at sea, and has commanded a number of Royal Navy warships. He is also a very experienced yachtsman and has cruised extensively. These perspectives from the cockpit of a yacht and the bridge of a large ship make him the ideal author for a COLREGs guide that will be equally useful to leisure boat users and professional mariners. Paul is now the chief executive of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution), the charity that saves lives at sea and operates over 340 lifeboats around the UK and the Republic of Ireland.show more

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'If you wish to know a great deal more...about the Rules of the Road you should buy this book...' (Sailing Today, August 2010). '...one of the most easy to read rule books out there.' (Boat Mart, August 2010). 'Boissier's multiple perspectives...promise a wealth of anecdotes...' (Practical Boat Owner, August 2010).show more

Table of contents

1 Introduction. 2 Context of the Rules: Rules 1 - 7. 3 How to Recognise other Vessels by their Lights and Shapes: Rules 20 - 31 and 36. 4 Sound Signals: Rules 32 - 35. 5 The Manoeuvring Rules: Rules 8, 11 - 19. 6 Narrow Channels and Fairways, and Separation Schemes: Rules 9 and 10. 7 Some examples of Collision Avoidance. 8 Particular Issues for Yachts and Small Boats. 9 Buoyage. 10 Distress Signals: Annex IV. 11 International Marine VHF Channels as used in the UK. 12 The Rules - Verbatim.show more

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