Navigation is a subject best learned outside the classroom, so this book is written to get you started as soon as possible. Once you’ve mastered a few simple principles, it helps you to stay out of trouble afloat as you learn the basics and build confidence.
Using straightforward explanations and clear illustrations, Tom Cunliffe goes straight to the heart of each topic. Areas covered include using charts and GPS, plotting a fix and an estimated position, recognising navigation marks, working out what the tide is doing and mastering passage planning. Written with panache, this guide will help you to learn about navigation easily, quickly and safely.
Tom Cunliffe is Britain’s leading sailing writer. A worldwide authority on cruising instruction and an expert on traditional sailing craft, he learned his sextant skills during numerous ocean passages, many in simple boats without engines or electronics, voyaging from Brazil to Greenland and from the Caribbean to Russia. He is the author of the yachtsman’s guide to the English Channel.
Tom’s nautical career has seen him serve as mate on a merchant ship, captain on gentleman’s yachts and skipper of racing craft. His private passion is classic sailing boats and he has owned a series of traditional gaff-rigged vessels that have taken him and his family on countless adventures from tropical rainforests to frozen fjords.
Tom has been a Yachtmaster Examiner since 1978 and has a gift for sharing his knowledge with good humour and an endless supply of tales of the sea.
He also has monthly columns in Sailing Today, Classic Boat, Yachting World and SAIL (US) magazines. He wrote and presented the BBC TV series, ‘The Boats That Built Britain’ and the popular ‘Boatyard’ series.
Aanbevolen bij Inshore Navigation: