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Reeds Skipper's Handbook

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by Malcolm Pearson
The Reed’s Skipper’s Handbook is a handy pocket size aide-memoire of everything a boater would need to know at sea. Packed with a wide range of information in a concise form it is frequently recommended by Yachtmaster Instructors as a quick reference guide and as a revision aid for anyone taking their Day Skipper and Yachtmaster certificates.
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Yachtmaster Shorebased Notes

The RYA Yachtmaster qualification is the pinnacle of yacht training. Anyone seeking to gain an RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence requires a broad theoretical knowledge base and a high level of practical skill.
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Start Sailing - Beginner's Handbook (G3)

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by Royal Yachting Association
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VHF Radio - SRC syllabus and sample exam questions (G26)

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by RYA
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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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RYA Handy Guide to Marine Radio (G22)

This handy book for the leisure user is a quick-reference guide to radio procedures (including Urgency, Safety, and Distress messaging); installing and maintaining a VHF radio; the licensing requirements, and GMDSS including Navtex.
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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 Navigation Excercises (G7)

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by Chris Slade
This new edition of the best selling RYA Navigation Exercises is the official and recommended book for RYA Day Skipper, Yachtmaster and the Basic 2-Day Navigation and Safety Course and contains everything you will need to help answer the questions in this book. It is the only book that uses the new RYA Training Charts used for all RYA Training Courses.
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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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Reeds Splicing Handbook

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by Polman, Jan-Willem
For any seafarer, splicing rope is an essential skill. But the traditional 3-strand rope is fast disappearing. So how do you splice braided rope? This is the definitive pocket-sized guide to all rope splicing techniques. Most of the techniques are quite easy to master - and also fun to do. See why splices are better - and stronger - than knots or shackles for joining or shortening rope, and follow the step-...
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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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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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Sailing for Kids

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by Davison, Tim
Sailing for Kids is aimed at children aged 8-15 who are taking their first steps into the fantastic world of sailing. Packed full of colour photographs and diagrams, this straightforward and easy-to-understand guide is the perfect introduction to the sport. It is based on the Optimist dinghy, which is the most popular children's sailing dinghy worldwide, and endorsed by the UK Optimist Class Association. To...
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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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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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The Complete Yacht Security Handbook: For skippers and crew

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by von Berswordt, Fritze
Whether moored at their home marina, or visiting a less familiar port in a distant country, yachtsmen need to pay just as much attention to the security of their yacht as they would their home or car. By being aware of potential dangers and taking some prudent steps in advance, yachtsmen can ensure that voyages to even the more adventurous of destinations will be less stressful.
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RYA Diesel Handbook (G25)

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by Jinks, Simon
The official course book for the RYA One-Day Diesel Engine Course, it is also invaluable for reference.
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Start Powerboating (G48)

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by Mendez, Jon
This is the official course book for Levels 1 and 2 of the RYA National Powerboat Scheme (formally Powerboat Practical Course Notes). It goes through everything you need to know as a novice powerboater, from basics such as the boat and the equipment you need, through to berthing and man overboard techniques. Jon Mendez developed an interest in boats at a young age with friends and family on the River...
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