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Adlard Coles Day Skipper for Sail and Power

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Adlard Coles Day Skipper for Sail and Power





The Essential Manual for the RYA Day Skipper Theory and Practical Certificate 3rd edition

  • Date Published: 06/04/2017
  • Format: Hardback
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Extent: 208
  • ISBN: 9781472944818
  • Illustrations: Colour photos and illustrations throughout
  • Dimensions: 246 x 171mm
Day Skipper for Sail and Power is a major reference book for anyone following the RYA Day Skipper course. Brought thoroughly up-to-date with new developments and covering all the theory and practical aspects of the RYA Day Skipper Certificate with full colour photography, helpful diagrams and worked examples, it is also a clear and comprehensive manual for anyone intending to make coastal passages in a small boat, covering:
  • Seamanship
  • Safety equipment
  • Preventing collisions at sea
  • Navigation and chart work
  • Tides and tidal streams
  • Pilotage
  • Passage planning
  • Weather
  • Engine operation and maintenance
  • The most up-to-date VHF radio procedures
With its refreshingly practical approach and by the same author as the highly successful Yachtmaster for Sail and Power, no one intending to follow an RYA Day Skipper course whether for sail or power can afford to be without this lively, helpful guide to complement the course and assist with exam preparation.

Table of Contents
  • 1. About boats – sail and power
  • 2. Knowing the ropes
  • 3. Anchors and anchoring
  • 4. Keeping safe
  • 5. Communications – using the VHF radio
  • 6. Avoiding a collision with other craft
  • 7. The engine
  • 8. About charts
  • 9. Compasses
  • 10. Chartwork – first steps
  • 11. Tides and tidal streams
  • 12. Finding our position
  • 13. Course to steer
  • 14. Buoys, beacons and lights
  • 15. Pilotage – finding your way into creeks and harbours
  • 16. Looking at the weather
  • 17. Fog
  • 18. Passage planning
“Provides an excellent grounding for sailors ... an excellent teaching or revision aid and a useful onboard reference.” – Yachting Monthly (March 2008)
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