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Keelboat and Sportsboat Racing

Paperback
by Charles, Glyn
You will learn from this book: How the rig works. How to adjust it for today's conditions. How to use all-purpose sails across the full wind range. How to sail fast in a straight line. How to use waves. How to tack and gybe properly. How to handle a spinnaker - be it asymmetric or conventional. A variety of hosts and drops, and when to use them.
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£12.95
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Racing Skipper

Paperback
by Golding, Mike
Mike Golding is a winner. In this book he explains how skippers can raise their game and get to the front of the fleet. There is more to winning than sailing fast. Before you even leave the dock the boat has to be prepared meticulously, the crew must be a committed and effective team and your race strategy and navigation need to be well thought out: there's no point in going fast in the wrong direction! Rac...
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Photo FINNish: 60 Years of Finn Sailing

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by Deaves, Robert
A chronological photographic history of the Finn class, with personal accounts from 68 former Finn sailors and champions. From the earliest beginnings in 1949 right through to 2009, this unique book covers most of the races and events that have defined the history of this racing dinghy.
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£25.00
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Sail Smart

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by Chisnell, Mark
Master your instruments and turn on-board information into racing results. Modern sailors are bombarded with a wealth of information from their on-board instruments. From apparent and true wind speed to boat speed, there's no shortage of data to interpret. Sail Smart shows you how to become the master of your instruments and make the right calls every time, knowing for certain when to tack, which shift t...
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IALA Buoyage - Area A Flip Cards (0061)

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by Flip Cards
All mariners need a comprehensive knowledge of the buoyage rules and should be able instantly to identify a mark at first sight. These Flip Cards show 31 different buoys and navigational marks in colour, with the meaning and position, together with the light characteristics on the back of the card. Both the Cardinal and IALA marks are featured, as well as the more recent preferred channel buoys. This set sh...
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£9.00
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Meteorology Flip Cards (0066)

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by Flip Cards
This pack covers Meteorology in UK waters with particular relevance to the RYA courses. The essential definitions are dealt with and wind forces and their effect on sea states are well illustrated. there are also a number of photographs of cloud formations and the resulting weather systems. These cards have questions and answers on both sides, so effectively have 98 problems for the student to deal with.
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IALA Buoyage - Area B Flip Cards (0068)

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by Flip Cards
All mariners need a comprehensive knowledge of the buoyage rules and should be able instantly to identify a mark at first sight. These Flip Cards show different buoys and navigational marks in colour, with the meaning and position, together with the light characteristics on the back of the card. Both the Cardinal and IALA marks are featured, as well as the more recent preferred channel buoys. This set shows...
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Marine Radio Flip Cards (0067)

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by Flip Cards
A new set of Flip Cards covering the recent (and developing) GMDSS systems which are becoming universal. The cards show equipment and procedures for HF, VHF and MF, including Digital Selective Calling. Seamen preparing for the General Operators Certificate or the Long Range Certificate will find the cards particularly useful, while yachtsmen should also be prepared to acquire the appropriate certificate for...
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International Code Flags Flip Cards (0060)

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by Flip Cards
Each card shows a flag of the International Code in colour on the face, with the signal letter or number and the meaning of the signal flag on the reverse. The phonetic spelling of the letter is also shown, making the set doubly useful. Although no longer required by some yachting authorities, professional seamen and navies still need a knowledge of flag signals. Also in the set is a useful instruction card...
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Troubleshooting Marine Switchgears and Controls

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by Alexandr Yakimchuk
This publication provides in-depth practical knowledge of electrical appliances associated with modern marine starter safety and control circuits. It explains and illustrates the elements of marine switchgear starters, how to take electrical measurements, and the principles of direct on line (DOL) and Star-Delta (Wye-Delta) motor starters.
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£80.00
£80.00

The Boat Cookbook: Real Food for Hungry Sailors

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by Sims, Fiona
For anyone with a tiny galley kitchen, there's good news: no more bland leftovers aboard. These delicious and easy recipes, all made with minimum fuss and maximum flavour, will allow you to spoil yourself in harbour and keep things simple at sea – not to mention rustle up a mean rum punch. With handy ideas on setting up the galley, a lazy guide to filleting mackerel and tips for hosting the perfect beach ba...
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The History of Navigation

Hardback
by Pike, Dag
Today travellers by land, sea and air take accurate navigation for granted but it was not always thus. The author, a highly experienced sailor, sets out to record the development of navigational techniques from the earliest time, five millenniums ago. As explorers started to venture offshore into the unknown they had to rely on the sun and stars for direction. From this pioneers turned to mathematics, as...
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The Boat Electrics Bible: A Practical Guide to Repairs, Installations and Maintenance on Yachts and Motorboats

Hardback
by Johnson, Andy
Following in the successful footsteps of the groundbreaking Boat Maintenance Bible and Boat Repair Bible this new title in this popular series of all-encompassing technical reference bibles presented in an accessible, modern and attractive way is sure to be the boater's godsend.
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£30.00
£30.00

NP735 IALA Maritime Buoyage System

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Admiralty’s compact guide to the IALA Buoyage system provides information on the Cardinal and Lateral Buoyage systems, helping bridge crews to clearly fix positions and avoid dangers. The publication also includes diagrams and written explanations of the five types of marks: lateral, cardinal, isolated danger, safe water and special marks.
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