The Annapolis Book of Seamanship Fourth Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-01-07
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Completely revised and updated, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship: Fourth Edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing.Since the publication of the first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. Used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons, it thoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing. Rousmaniere emphasizes the standard skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for enjoyment on the water. Much has changed on the water since the Third Edition: e-readers and computers have replaced paper maps, new types of anchors and sails have appeared, safety skills and gear are vastly improved, and many more women are commanding boats. But for all these modern developments, the basic skills and spirit of sailing remain the same. From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy weather sailing, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.

Author Biography

John Rousmaniere has written more than fifteen technical and historical books. A former contributor to Yachting and Sailing World magazines, he has lectured at hundreds of Safety-at-Sea seminars sponsored by the US Sailing Association and West Marine. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

<FONT SIZE="+1"><B>Contents</B></FONT>
New in This Edition<BR>
Seamanship and Romance<BR>
<B>Chapter 1: The Boat</B><BR>
The Parts of a Boat<BR>
Bending on Sails<BR>
How Boats Work<BR>
Boat Dimensions<BR>
The Lines Plan<BR>
Boat Selection<BR>
Construction Materials<BR>
The Rig<BR>
Traditional Rigs<BR>
Sail Furling<P>
<B>Chapter 2: Getting Under Way</B><BR>
The Points of Sail<BR>
True Wind and Apparent Wind<BR>
Basic Sail Trimming<BR>
Changing Tacks<BR>
Stopping the Boat<BR>
Personal and Boat Preparations<BR>
Getting Going<BR>
Boat-Handling Drills<BR>
Rules of the Road<BR>
Coming Back In<BR>
Maneuvering Under Power<BR>
Tips for Better Boat Handling<P>
<B>Chapter 3: Sail Trim</B><BR>
Sail Controls<BR>
Sail Materials and Design<BR>
Sail Types<BR>
Sail Shape<BR>
Determining Wind Direction<BR>
Sail Trim in Light to Moderate Conditions<BR>
Depowering in Fresh and Strong Winds<BR>
How Boats Balance<BR>
Boat-Handling Drills<BR>
How to Measure Weather Helm<BR>
Upwind Sailing Techniques<BR>
Downwind Sailing Techniques<BR>
The Spinnaker<BR>
The Asymmetrical Spinnaker<BR>
Sail Care and Repair<P>
<B>Chapter 4: Weather</B><BR>
The Daily Weather Cycle<BR>
The Prevailing Southwest Wind<BR>
The Thermal Effect<BR>
Trade Winds<BR>
Highs and Lows<BR>
Low-Pressure Systems<BR>
A Classic Storm<BR>
Weather Forecasting<BR>
Weather Signs and Sayings<BR>
Waves and Tides<BR>
How Hard Is It Really Blowing?<P>
<B>Chapter 5: Sail-Handling Gear and Knots</B><BR>
Line and Rope<BR>
Wire Rope<BR>
Line Maintenance<BR>
The Preventer, Vang, and Topping Lift<BR>
Blocks, Tackles, and Shackles<BR>
<B>Chapter 6: The Sailor's Health</B><BR>
Roles on Board<BR>
Foul-Weather Gear<BR>
Medical Problems<BR>
First Aid<P>
<B>Chapter 7: Personal Safety</B><BR>
Life Jackets<BR>
Staying on Board<BR>
Safety Harnesses<BR>
Crew-Overboard Rescue<BR>
The Lifesling System<P>
<B>Chapter 8: Rules of the Road</B><BR>
The Rules in Summary<BR>
Navigation Lights<BR>
Maneuvering in Collision Situations<P>
<B>Chapter 9: Navigation Aids</B><BR>
Other Publications<P>
<B>Chapter 10: The Magnetic Compass</B><BR>
parMagnetic North and the First Compass<BR>
Magnetic North and True North<BR>
Parts of the Compass<BR>
Compass Types<BR>
Correcting Compass Error<P>
<B>Chapter 11: Plotting and Position Finding</B><BR>
A Navigator's Tools<BR>
Magnetic or True?<BR>
The Log Book and SOP<BR>
The DR<BR>
Setting the Course<BR>
The EP and LOP<BR>
The Fix<BR>
The Running Fix<BR>
Indirect Courses<BR>
Review Quiz<P>
<B>Chapter 12: Special Piloting Techniques</B><BR>
Position Finding with One Aid: Distance-Off<BR>
Danger Bearings and Circles<BR>
Piloting with Soundings<BR>
Tide and Current<BR>
Guidelines for Safe Piloting<BR>
Introduction to Celestial Navigation<BR>
Review Quiz<P>
<B>Chapter 13: Electronic Navigation and Radiotelephones</B><BR>
Radio Direction Finder (RDF)<BR>
Global Positioning System (GPS)<BR>
<B>Chapter 14: Anchoring</B><BR>
Ground Tackle<BR>
How to Anchor<BR>
Weighing Anchor<P>
<B>Chapter 15: Sailing in Heavy Weather</B><BR>
Crew Preparation<BR>
Shortening Sail<BR>
Boat Handling<BR>
<B>Chapter 16: Emergencies</B><BR>
Running Aground<BR>
Steering Failure<BR>
Life Rafts<BR>
Leaks and Sinking<BR>
Distress Signaling<BR>
<B>Chapter 17: Equipment and Maintenance</B><BR>
Running Rigging<BR>
Stays and Their Equipment<BR>
Going Aloft<BR>
The Hull and Interior<BR>
The Engine<BR>
Tools, Tape, and Lubricants<P>
<B>Chapter 18: Traditions and Courtesies</B><BR>
Under Way<BR>
Flag Etiquette<BR>
Yachting History<BR>
Sailing Today<P>
<B>Appendix I: Required Equipment<BR>
Appendix II: The Coast Guard and Other Boating Organizations<BR>
Appendix III: Cruising and Racing<BR>
Appendix IV: Children and Sailing<BR>
Glossary of Sailing Terms<BR>
A Sailor's Library<BR>
Review Quiz Answers<BR>
Acknowledgments and Credits</B>

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