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Stand Up Paddleboarding: A Beginner's Guide: Learn to SUP

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by Bassett, Simon
Stand Up Paddleboarding is the fastest growing watersport worldwide. The comparatively low cost, the convenience of inflatable boards and the fact that you can just get on and go all add up to its appeal. But, as with everything, a little bit of knowledge and technique makes the experience so much more enjoyable!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Illustrated Seamanship

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by Dedekam, Ivar
Today, yachts are often equipped with electrical windlasses, autopilot, bow thrusters, etc. This equipment has also become much more reliable, making it possible to make long offshore passages without much knowledge of seamanship. However, as the coastguards in many countries can confirm, more and more yachts require assistance, even when they should be able to reach harbour on their own. In this book you w...
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RYA Yachtmaster handbook (G70)

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by Stevens, James
A handy companion to the RYA Yachtmaster syllabus, this title is essential reading for anyone taking on this course.
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Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual

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by Nigel Calder
This manual takes both novice and experienced boatowner through minor to major repairs of electrical systems, engines, electronics, steering systems, generators, pumps, cookers, spars and rigging. When it was first published in 1990, the Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual broke new ground. It was hailed as the first truly DIY manual for boatowners and has sold in its thousands ever since. There ...
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The Rules in Practice 2017-2020

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by Willis Bryan
A proper understanding of the racing rules is crucial to success on the water and there is no better guide to the latest rules than Bryan Willis. Bryan has been chairman of the jury and chief umpire for some of the most prestigious sailing events in the world, including the America's Cup and Olympics. He has served on International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Racing Rules Committee for over 25 years. Who bett...
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RYA Powerboat Handbook – 3rd Edition

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by Paul Glatzel
A brand new book supporting the RYA National Powerboat Scheme, power-boating being the fastest growing section of boating. Full colour photos and diagrams. Ideal for both novices and expert powerboaters.
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Canoe & Kayak Handbook (BCU)

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by British Canoe Union
Written by enthusiastic and current British Canoe Union coaches and practitioners, this book is an invaluable source of information for both novice and expert alike.
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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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RYA Handy Guide to CEVNI

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by Gibson, Rob
The CEVNI (Code Européen des Voies de la Navigation Intérieure) code governs navigation on all interconnected European inland waterways, and a good knowledge of it is vital for every user of these waters.
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RYA Knots Splices and Ropework Handbook

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by Gordon Perry
Although written and illustrated specifically with the boating fraternity in mind, the content of RYA Knots Splices and Ropework is applicable to a much wider readership. Structured to guide everyone from a complete beginner to a seasoned sailor step-by-step through simple knots onto the advances knotting skills required to make a Turk’s Head and Star Knot.
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RYA Passage Planning (G69)

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by Peter Chennell
RYA Passage Planning will provide you with the essential facts and methods that you need for your own journeys. Beginning with a systematic, step-by-step procedure on how to start your passage planning and what factors you should be considering, the book takes you ny way of scenarios through how you might plan a variety of voyages, and provides useful checklists and forms to help with the process.
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