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Yachtmaster for Sail and Power is a major reference book which has proved invaluable for the many sailors following the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore course. Right up to date with new developments, it includes all the elements of the revised Yachtmaster course:· Chartwork - including useful worked examples · Electronic navigation - how to use the latest technology for safe navigation: radar, electronic chart plotting and GPS · Pilotage - buoyage fully explained and illustrated · Communications - information on current maritime communications including GMDSS · Weather - the elements of meteorology, weather sources and forecasts · Safety and survival - all the new SOLAS regulations detailed · Stability and buoyancy - the principles simply explained.With its refreshingly practical approach, no one enrolling for the RYA Yachtmaster course whether for sail or power can afford to be without this lively, helpful study guide to compliment the course and assist with exam preparation.
Alison Noice is a Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner and an Examiner of Yachtmaster Instructors. She also trains and examines Radio Instructors, runs short courses in radar, VHF radio and first aid, teaches Day Skipper and Yachtmaster theory courses and examines Yachtmaster Offshore candidates.
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"Provides good descriptions of the basics of seamanship and navigation...takes the novice through all the knowledge they require...The book of 19 chapters is laid out in a manner that is easy to follow. The text is written in a straightforward manner, with sufficient information on each topic without overloading the reader with excessive detail...Extensive use is made of vividly colored maps, charts and photographs. The quality of the reproduction is of a high order."—Nautical Magazine