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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 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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The Complete Yachtmaster - Sailing, Seamanship and Navigation for the Modern Yacht Skipper 9th edition

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by Tom Cunliffe
The Complete Yachtmaster has been a bestseller since first publication and has established itself as the standard reference for Yachtmaster students as well as skippers of all levels of experience.
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Day Skipper Practical Course Notes

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by Royal Yachting Association
RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Notes is designed to accompany the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course held at sailing centres around the world. It also provides a wealth of valuable information to all those going to sea.
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RYA Handy Guide to CEVNI

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by Gibson, Rob
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Splicing Modern Ropes: A Practical 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 guide to this crucial skill. 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-by-step photographs and...
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