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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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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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Celestial Navigation

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by Tom Cunliffe
Wiley Nautical’s guide to celestial navigation has been recommended for the use with RYA Ocean Yachtmaster course, and has been written by Tom Cunliffe, a RYA Yachmaster Instructor Examiner, yachting journalist and presenter of the BBC TV series ‘The Boats That Built Britain’ – so you know with this guide you’re in good hands.
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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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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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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 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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Stress-Free Navigation: Electronic and Traditional

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by Wells, Duncan
You might think stress-free navigation sounds like an impossible paradox. But it need not be. All boaters, whether under sail or under power, need to be able to navigate safely on the water - both to keep themselves and their crew out of trouble and to avoid endangering others. Yet navigation has often been presented almost as a black art - complicated, full of tricky maths, and with alien concepts...
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Navigation Companion

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by Davison, Tim
A compact, handy summary of the key things you need to know about navigation at sea: the perfect quick reference guide to keep onboard. The book covers all the navigation essentials: charts, compass, tides, standard and secondary ports, dead reckoning, estimated position, course to steer, lights, GPS, waypoints and buoyage in a highly illustrated format making it easy to understand at a glance - ideal for t...
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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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GRP Maintenance Companion: Repairing GRP & FRP boats

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by Pete Vincent
Anyone who owns a fibreglass boat (GRP or FRP, yacht or dinghy) knows that it can get damaged in the rough and tumble of everyday use. Sometimes the damage is serious enough to warrant a professional repair (which the insurance company will probably pay for). But at other times it is more minor, and you might want to repair it yourself. But how do you repair it, so you can't see the repair - get that really...
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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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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

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by Peter White
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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