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Mediterranean Cruising Handbook

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by Heikell, Rod
This fully updated 6th edition has had a complete facelift and is now published in full colour in a new format. Throughout, the work has been updated, and in places expanded. It now includes a list of useful waypoints and routes ofr the entire Mediterranean which are shown on overprinted charts folded into the back of the book. The Mediterranean Cruising Handbook is a constant companion to the Imray Medit...
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RYA VHF Handbook

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by Bartlett, Tim
Ask any group of students attending an SRC course why they want to learn to use a marine VHF radio, and the overwhelming majority are likely to reply ’safety’. Probe a little deeper, and most of them will probably say that they want it mainly to be able to call for help.
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RYA Astro Navigation Handbook G78

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by Tim Bartlett
RYA Astro Navigation Handbook is ideal for anyone new to celestial navigation, or wanting to update their astro skills. It is the course book for anyone taking an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Course.
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RYA Navigation Handbook

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by Tim Bartlett
The Navigation Handbook from the Royal Yachting Association is the recommended text for anyone doing the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased course and a core text for the RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased course sail or power. It is also ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about navigation.
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Start Sailing - Beginner's Handbook (G3)

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by Royal Yachting Association
RYA Start Sailing is designed to help you learn to sail. Regardless of whether you go on a RYA course or learn from a friend, this book is packed with essential knowledge you need to get afloat.
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VHF Radio - SRC syllabus and sample exam questions (G26)

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by RYA
Essential for those taking the VHF operator's short range certificate exam. Outlines the syllabus and assessment arrangements and practice questions for the written test.
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RYA Weather Handbook

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by Chris Tibbs
If you are doing an RYA course or are simply seeking to gain a greater understanding of the weather, this edition of the RYA Weather Handbook (which covers the Northern and Southern Hemispheres) is full of practical and useful information, on aspects such as theory, weather charts, clouds, predicting the wind, and the technology used in sourcing meteorological information.
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World Voyage Planner: Planning a Voyage from Anywhere in the World to Anywhere in the World

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by Cornell, Jimmy
Jimmy Cornell is the undisputed authority on long distance voyaging. In the new edition of this book, he and his son Ivan help the would-be voyager plan their trip step by step. Aimed at those seriously contemplating an extended cruise (and those dreaming about the possibility), this book will give an idea of what is involved in developing the right strategy. Amongst many important aspects, Jimmy and Ivan c...
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First Aid at Sea

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by Justins, Douglas
This fully updated new edition of First Aid at Sea provides an easy-to-access instant guide to emergency first aid for all seafarers: - Colour coded thumb index of emergencies for quick reference - Concise descriptions of medical conditions - Prioritised list of treatments - Ringbinding and waterproofed pages to withstand use at sea - Fully updated in line with guidelines and best practice 'A highly pract...
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Sail Away

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by Nicola Rodriguez
How to make your dream of giving up the 9-to-5 routine and setting sail come true. Author Nicola Rodriguez dared to dream the impossible seeing the world with her family of four. With careful planning (and the gift of yachting equipment), her dream came true, allowing her to travel by yacht for four years while raising her family. In Sail Away, she offers practical guidance for the would-be adventurer inclu...
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Norie's Nautical Tables

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by Blance, George
This famous set of mathematical tables was first published in 1803. It has been a bestseller ever since, and despite developments in electronic navigation it remains an essential requirement for anyone learning and practising astro-navigation. Last updated in 1994, the editor, George Blance, has worked for some time on the modernisation of all the tables for this major new edition. New tables have been incl...
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Learn the Nautical Rules of the Road - The Essential Guide to the COLREGs Second edition

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by Boissier, Paul B.
Collisions are expensive! Learning, understanding and remembering the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs) is essential for anyone venturing onto the water. This book is aimed at both yachtsmen and professional mariners. It is updated for the latest COLREGs and amendments. Paul Boissier explains the intention of each rule and how it should be applied when at sea. It is the pe...
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The Mirror Book - Mirror Sailing from Start to Finish Second Edition

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by Aitken, Peter
The Mirror dinghy was a significant factor in the boom of dinghy sailing in the 1960s, introducing thousands to the delights of sailing. While sailing has come a long way since then and there have been a lot of far more exotic craft launched, the Mirror remains a fantastic boat in which to learn to sail and to compete at the highest levels. With this second edition, The Mirror Book has been bought into the ...
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Yachting: Start to Finish

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by Barry Pickthall
An easy to follow guide for both new and experienced sailors, helping you tolearn, develop and refresh your sailing skills.
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Motorboating - Start to Finish

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by Pickthall, Barry
Whether it's a rigid inflatable boat (RIB), fishing boat, motor cruiser, or sports boat, this is the ultimate guide to selecting, maintaining, and navigating one--with tips on boat parts and safety at sea.
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Training to Win - Training exercises for solo boats, groups & those with a coach

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by Emmett, Jon
Gold medal winning coach, Jon Emmett works with sailors and coaches around the world and is frequently asked things like: 'What is a good exercise to improve this?' 'Why do we do this exercise?' 'How do we make the exercise more / less difficult?' This book is the answer to those frequently asked questions. It contains training exercises for each element of a sailing race. As well as describing and illustra...
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Crewing to Win - How to be the best crew & a great team

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by Clark, Saskia
The crew of a racing boat is as important as the helmsman - they work as a team to sail as fast as they can. But different members of that team have different roles in the boat. In addition to the obvious roles which belong to the crew - trimming the jib and spinnaker and helping keep the boat upright - the crew can also contribute to tactics, boat tuning, watching the competition and so on. In this book, O...
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Introduction to Racing Companion

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by Fernhurst Books
A compact, handy summary of the key things you need to know to start racing or refresh your knowledge: the perfect quick reference guide to keep in your kit bag. The book covers all the racing essentials: courses, rules, the start, beat, reach, downwind, mark rounding, finish, protests and flags in a highly illustrated format making it easy to understand at a glance - ideal for those moments when you need a...
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Powerboating Companion - RIB & Sportsboat Companion Second edition

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by White, Peter
A compact, handy summary of the key things you need to know when powerboating in RIBs and sportsboats: the perfect quick reference guide to keep onboard. The book covers all the powerboating essentials: getting ready, rules of the road, launching, recovery, manoeuvring, man overboard, first aid, troubleshooting and much more in a highly illustrated way. Re-designed and thoroughly updated, this second editio...
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Tactics Made Simple - Sailboat racing tactics explained simply

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by Emmett, Jon
Olympic gold medallist and multiple world champion, Paul Goodison, explains why this book is important if you want to win races. He says: "To win sailboat races you need to sail the boat fast. This comes down to hours on the water training and tuning - there are few shortcuts to hours of practising on the water. To consistently win races you need to sail fast and smart - making the right decisions to sail t...
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