Holiday Selection – Seamanship

Holiday Selection
A curated selection of our latest and greatest titles just in time for the holidays
by Wells, Duncan
2nd ed. We don't always have all the crew we might desire, which means devising new ways to accomplish many a nautical manoeuvre. Wells provides clever, original techniques and solutions for handling a range of essential operations when crew is scarce--from setting sails and reefing to picking up mooring buoys in different wind and tide situations--as well as anchoring, berthing, and leaving a dock; picking up a person overboard; sailing in fog and heavy weather; even going up the mast. Organized by activity, the book features step-by-step photos that illustrate exactly how to approach and safely complete each task.
160 Pages • softcover • 2021
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by Eaton, Jonathan, ed.
69th ed. Chapman Piloting & Seamanship is synonymous with "the most trusted, comprehensive resource" for boaters, power and sail. It presents both the best traditions of seamanship and, with each new edition, the cutting-edge practices, gear, and technology that make going out on the water safe and enjoyable. This edition has 1,500 color photos, charts, and drawings, and fully updated information on every conceivable topic from anchoring to zeroing-in compasses.
920 Pages • hardcover • 2021
by Sleight, Steve
5th ed. Aimed at everyone from the novice to the experienced sailor, this best-selling guide delivers a full sailing course using action photographs, diagrams, and clear instructions. The 2021 edition covers all of the latest developments in sailing including foiling, long-distance cruising, and high-speed apparent-wind sailing and navigation. You'll also find information on technical innovations--modern performance systems and electronic navigation--and the latest rules, regulations, and best practices every avid sailor needs to know.
448 Pages • hardcover • 2021
by Wells, Duncan
In this handbook, Duncan Wells shares his tried-and-tested techniques and advice for sail setting, mooring, anchoring, navigating, sailing in heavy weather, and more. Step-by-step photographs, diagrams, and clear instructions guide you through each tip. Not sailing as well as you'd like to? Let Well's tips, hints, and solutions to common boating problems lift your skills and mood.
128 Pages • softcover • 2021
by Westin, Mike & Olle Landsell & Nina & Par Oflosson
A practical handbook with great illustrations covering essential seamanship skills ? everything a skipper will need to know when the tech goes down, or when they encounter a challenge at sea. It includes best practice, problem solving, emergencies and first aid, helping you to either avoid issues or know how to cope with them if they happen.
160 Pages • softcover • 2021
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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.
320 Pages • hardcover • 2021
by Gladstone, Bill
4th ed. Covers sailing, cruising and seamanship topics with a hands-on approach to real world problem solving. Topics incude upwind and downwind sail trim, including heavy air sailng, cruising spinnakers, and how to trim for comfort, speed and balance. Other topics include how to make new guests feel at ease, anchoring, docking, navigation, knots, heavy weather sailing, and a series of problems and solutions.
154 Pages • softcover • 2021
by Forgey, William W.
This is the book to keep aboard if your crew does not include an actual physician. In his extremely practial handbook, Dr. Forgey emphasizes how to deal with head trauma, manage broken bones, and treat seasickness and issues relating to cold (such as "cockpit foot"). He also covers illnesses contracted after leaving a port-of-call, burns, and many unwanted injuries, discussing treatment options for all.
304 Pages • softcover • 2021
by Fairhall, David, Peter Rodgers & Mike Peyton
6th ed. The authors specifically designed this book for candidates taking the RYA shore-bound examinations, discussing theory using a practical seagoing perspective and providing helpful hints on exam tactics. The serious demands of mastering the content are counterpointed with Mike Peyton's best-loved cartoons.
128 Pages • softcover • 2021
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by Johnson, Bill
Think of this book as the notes you wish you'd written when you attended a sailing course. The author covers every activity a skipper needs to master, all presented as bullet points, handy checklists, and simple diagrams. He provides excellent reassurance for new skippers (did I forget something important?) and important reminders and refreshers for those with more experience.
224 Pages • softcover • 2021
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by Watts, Alan
4th ed. The fourth edition of this standard reference handbook explains how to combine professional weather forecasts with information from self-assessment of the signs in the sky, as well as from websites and apps, to arrive at a local forecast of coming weather.
160 Pages • softcover • 2020
$32.50  Save 63%  $11.99