Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook

Author(s) Nigel Calder
Publisher International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Date 2001
Pages 608
Format pdf + epub
Size 96 Mb







According to the numerous reader reviews, this publication is maybe the most helpful when used by those involved in the selecting the cruising sailboats and their subsequent equipping. It will be useful and practical to both offshore and coastal cruisers who will find inside the valuable information relating to the most important aspects, carefully worked and presented by the recognized expert in the field.

The material contained in the book has been arranged in two big sections. The first section covers the tabular method commonly applied for evaluating the stability of the cruising boat to check if the boat in question is suitable for sailing’ in addition, it addresses several ideas for the arrangement and layout on the deck together with the practical tips on choosing and configuring the boat systems and installation of the associated gear.

The second section of the publication deals with the boat handling and navigational skills; the anchoring, mooring and weather understanding matters have been addressed. The book is going to show the readers how they should choose, equip, sail and navigate their boats, and as such shall be treated as an indispensable reference on board every single cruising boat.

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