The Complete Yachtmaster
by Cunliffe, Tom
10th ed. Cunliffe has fully revised his textbook, once again assembling and explaining all the essentials for mastering modern cruising. He analyzes what makes a good skipper, the theory and practice of sailing and sail trim, the art of seamanship, accurate navigation, understanding meteorology, heavy weather preparation, understanding yacht stability, and coping with emergencies. The contents cover the whole of the RYA syllabus. Required reading for all skippers and budding skippers, both on board and in the classroom.