YACHTMASTER FOR SAIL & POWER — A MANUAL FOR THE RYA YACHTMASTER CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCE
|Publisher||Adlard Coles Nautical|
|D O W N L O A D|
The publication is an excellent reference book that has already proven valuable for all sailors who follow the RYA course. The content of this respected and worldwide recognized practical guidebook is covering literally whole syllabus of the coastal skipper/yachtmaster course in details and is perfectly illustrated with numerous color photographs and charts. The book is full of examples included for better understanding and easier following. The publication opens with the intro showing the RYA cruising scheme followed by the general information.
The main part of the publication is arranged in nineteen sections dealing with charts and positions, navigational equipment, electronics on board, tidal heights and streams, position finding techniques, estimated position and course to steer, pilotage and signposts, weather aspects, passage planning, safety and survival issues; in addition, the author addressed anchoring and mooring techniques together with the berthing, hitches and bends, and communication related matters, including GMDSS and distress signals.
The answers to all questions have also been provided. The Glossary of sailing terms is included for ready reference. Four appendices provide information on recommended equipment including medical items, safety checksheet and theory syllabus.
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