The Complete Day Skipper Skippering with Confidence Right From the Start

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/28/2016
  • Publisher: Adlard Coles

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The Complete Day Skipper is a totally practical, hands-on manual that covers the RYA Day Skipper syllabus in a way that reflects a skipper's growing experience at sea, beginning with yacht handling under power, moving on to boat husbandry and sailing skills, and from there to the realistic use of modern electronic navigation systems.

Eminently readable and very down to earth, this fully revised fifth edition has become required reading for all skippers in their early years, as well as more experienced sailors who choose not to venture far afield. As one of Britain's best-known instructors and writers on seamanship, Tom Cunliffe provides just the right blend of advice, instruction, inspiration, and encouragement.

Author Biography

Tom Cunliffe is a sailor, a TV presenter, and a Yachtmaster Instructor Examiner, but he remains at heart a family sailor. Self-taught as a teenager in “engineless” 25-footers, he built a life around cruising with his wife and daughter to the faraway places of his dreams. He currently owns a classic 44-foot cutter and has sailed his yachts from the Caribbean to Russia and from Brazil to the Arctic. When he's not sailing or working, he grows roses and rides his motorcycle.

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