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The complete day skipper


‘The Complete Day Skipper’ is a totally practical hands-on manual for skippers at the outset of their career from Tom Cunliffe, one of Britain’s best known instructors and most successful writers on seamanship.

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A practical, hands-on manual covering the entire Day Skipper syllabus in a step-by-step learning system designed to get you straight on the water.As one of Britain’s best-known instructors and writers on seamanship, Tom Cunliffe understands the concerns and anxieties of first-time skippers better than most. In this 7th edition of his highly successful manual, he provides the perfect blend of advice, instruction, inspiration and encouragement to support their growing experience at sea. Taking the RYA syllabus as a framework, The Complete Day Skipper begins with yacht handling under power, moves on to boat husbandry and sailing skills, then goes on to explore navigation, from steering clear of trouble near home to the practical use of modern electronic navigation systems. Key features include:- An at-sea, hands-on approach infused with helpful tips and common sense- A step-by-step learning system designed to get you straight on to the water- Essential, real-life navigation that wholeheartedly embraces GPS – Cunliffe’s unique emphasis on fuss-free cruisingThis 7th edition features updated and expanded sections on navigation, weather forecasting, sails and electronic chart plotters, along with new photographs. Easy to read and down to earth, The Complete Day Skipper is a friendly hand on the shoulder for both novice skippers and more experienced sailors who choose not to venture far afield.

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Weight 0.454 kg
Dimensions 24.6 × 18.9 × 2.5 cm










Seventh edition


623.8823 (edition:23)


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