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Manoeuvring At Close Quarters Under Power



Spiral Bound
Pub. Date:
Adlard Coles

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This is the edition with a publication date of 3/15/2012.
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This is a unique, practical, hands-on guide to boat manoeuvring - ideal for cockpit use or as an aide-memoire.Manoeuvring a yacht under engine at close quarters in a marina closeto other (expensive!) boats can be a daunting prospect for theinexperienced skipper - but it has to be done in order to take yourboat off a pontoon to go sailing, and to berth her after a day on thewater. Throw in fast flowing tides, and unpredictable wind which might blow from thebow or beam or stern, and the exercise becomes even more of a lottery -even for the experienced boat handler.Here at last is a well organised visual guide to coping in everypossible combination of wind and tide situation. Laid out in a very clear way, with one manoeuvre per page and in a handy wiro format for use when at the helm, thisis the ideal teach yourself guide, and the perfect on-board aidememoire. It will be a godsend to every nervous helmsman, and a goodtalking point for crew!

Author Biography

A Cambridge-educated engineer, Bill Johnson swapped his career for long distance sailing. He stopped logging miles sailed somewhere around 50,000. A sailing instructor for ten years, focusing on the RYA courses from beginner to Yachtmaster level, Bill's strength is in explaining tricky subjects.

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