The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship : Fourth Edition

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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 more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 222 x 282 x 36mm | 1,359.98g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4th ed.
  • 1451650191
  • 9781451650198
  • 84,319

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"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 * "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 * "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 Jobsonshow more

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 more

Table of contents

ContentsPrefaceNew in This EditionSeamanship and RomanceChapter 1: The BoatThe Parts of a BoatBending on SailsHow Boats WorkBoat DimensionsThe Lines PlanBoat SelectionMultihullsConstruction MaterialsThe RigTraditional RigsSail FurlingChapter 2: Getting Under WayThe Points of SailTrue Wind and Apparent WindBasic Sail TrimmingChanging TacksStopping the Boat Personal and Boat PreparationsGetting GoingBoat-Handling DrillsRules of the RoadComing Back InManeuvering Under PowerTips for Better Boat HandlingChapter 3: Sail TrimSail ControlsSail Materials and DesignSail TypesSail ShapeDetermining Wind DirectionSail Trim in Light to Moderate ConditionsDepowering in Fresh and Strong WindsHow Boats BalanceBoat-Handling DrillsHow to Measure Weather HelmUpwind Sailing TechniquesDownwind Sailing TechniquesThe SpinnakerThe Asymmetrical SpinnakerSail Care and RepairChapter 4: WeatherThe Daily Weather CycleThe Prevailing Southwest WindThe Thermal EffectTrade WindsHighs and LowsFrontsLow-Pressure SystemsA Classic StormSquallsFogWeather ForecastingWeather Signs and SayingsWaves and TidesHow Hard Is It Really Blowing?Chapter 5: Sail-Handling Gear and KnotsLine and RopeLineWire RopeLine MaintenanceKnotsThe Preventer, Vang, and Topping LiftCleatsBlocks, Tackles, and ShacklesWinchesChapter 6: The Sailor's HealthRoles on BoardClothingFoul-Weather GearMedical ProblemsFirst AidChapter 7: Personal SafetyLife JacketsStaying on BoardSafety HarnessesCrew-Overboard RescueThe Lifesling SystemChapter 8: Rules of the RoadThe Rules in SummaryNavigation LightsManeuvering in Collision SituationsChapter 9: Navigation AidsBuoysLighthousesChartsOther PublicationsChapter 10: The Magnetic CompassparMagnetic North and the First CompassMagnetic North and True NorthVariationParts of the CompassCompass TypesDeviationCorrecting Compass ErrorChapter 11: Plotting and Position FindingA Navigator's ToolsMagnetic or True?The Log Book and SOPThe DRSetting the CourseThe EP and LOPThe FixThe Running FixIndirect CoursesReview QuizChapter 12: Special Piloting TechniquesPosition Finding with One Aid: Distance-OffDanger Bearings and CirclesPiloting with SoundingsTide and CurrentGuidelines for Safe PilotingIntroduction to Celestial NavigationReview QuizChapter 13: Electronic Navigation and RadiotelephonesRadio Direction Finder (RDF)Loran-CGlobal Positioning System (GPS)RadarRadiotelephonesChapter 14: AnchoringGround TackleHow to AnchorKedging-OffWeighing AnchorChapter 15: Sailing in Heavy WeatherCrew PreparationShortening SailBoat HandlingSquallsGalesChapter 16: EmergenciesPreparationRunning AgroundTowingSteering FailureDismastingCapsizeLife RaftsLeaks and SinkingFireDistress SignalingEvacuationChapter 17: Equipment and MaintenanceRunning RiggingStays and Their EquipmentGoing AloftThe Hull and InteriorThe EngineWinterizingTools, Tape, and LubricantsChapter 18: Traditions and CourtesiesUnder WayFlag EtiquetteClothingYachting HistorySailing TodayAppendix I: Required EquipmentAppendix II: The Coast Guard and Other Boating OrganizationsAppendix III: Cruising and RacingAppendix IV: Children and SailingGlossary of Sailing TermsA Sailor's LibraryIndexReview Quiz AnswersAcknowledgments and Creditsshow more

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