Day Skipper Exercises for Power and Sail

Day Skipper Exercises is a partner to the Day Skipper for Sail and Power course book, providing extra practice for students, helping them to absorb the theory in the main book. It contains practice test papers with fully explained answers, on all parts of the Day Skipper course, whether sail or power. It covers:

  • Chartwork
  • Tides
  • Pilotage and passage planning
  • Seamanship
  • Anchorwork
  • Ropework
  • Rules of the road

A free practice chart is included, as well as extracts from tide tables, tidal curves, almanacs and pilotage notes so that students can complete the questions without the need for any other material.

It is an ideal exam revision guide and invaluable practice for anyone wanting to brush up on their practical navigation skills. This second edition is updated throughout to take in the latest changes to the syllabus.

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Day Skipper for Sail and Power

Day Skipper for Sail and Power is a major reference book for anyone following the RYA Day Skipper course. Brought thoroughly up-to-date with new developments and covering all the theory and practical aspects of the RYA Day Skipper Certificate with full colour photography, helpful diagrams and worked examples, it is also a clear and comprehensive manual for anyone intending to make coastal passages in a small boat, covering:

  • seamanship
  • safety equipment
  • preventing collisions at sea
  • navigation and chart work
  • tides and tidal streams
  • pilotage
  • passage planning
  • weather
  • engine operation and maintenance
  • the most up-to-date VHF radio procedures

With its refreshingly practical approach and by the same author as the highly successful Yachtmaster for Sail and Power, no one intending to follow an RYA Day Skipper course whether for sail or power can afford to be without this lively, helpful guide to complement the course and assist with exam preparation.

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Flip Cards Lights and Shapes

An extremely useful set of cards which makes a difficult subject much easier. Each card shows a vessel's display of night-time navigation lights (in colour) or daytime shapes, as seen from your position. In the case of the cards showing lights the vessel's silhouette is just discernible. The meaning is shown on the back of the cards as usual. This set has been a "best seller" for over 40 years because learning the lights and shapes is a major part of a mariner's study and without Flip Cards it's not easy.

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Reeds Nautical Almanac 2020

Reeds Nautical Almanac is the indispensable trusted annual compendium of navigational data for yachtsmen and motorboaters, and provides all the information required to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the whole of the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, Northern Morocco, the Azores and Madeira.

The 2020 edition continues the Almanac's tradition of year on year improvement and meticulous presentation of all the data required for safe navigation. Now with an improved layout for easier reference and with over 45,000 annual changes, it is regarded as the bible of almanacs for anyone going to sea.

The 2020 edition is updated throughout, containing over 45,000 changes, and includes: 700 harbour chartlets; tide tables and tidal streams; buoyage and lights; 7,500 waypoints; invaluable passage notes; distance tables; radio, weather and safety information; first aid section. Also: a free Marina Guide.

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Reeds Skipper's Handbook

The Reed's Skipper's Handbook, now in its 6th edition, has been a bestseller since first publication. A handy pocket size, it is an aide-memoire of everything a boater would need to know at sea. Packed with a wide range of information in a concise form it is frequently recommended by Yachtmaster Instructors as a quick reference guide and as a revision aid for anyone taking their Day Skipper and Yachtmaster certificates.

The 6th edition has been expanded with helpful new material on boat handling, tides, ropework and general seamanship.

'A terrific little volume' Motorboat & Yachting

'A brilliant guide for beginners and an excellent refresher for more advanced skippers... a top rate book' Waterstones

'Everything you would need to know when going to sea in a yacht or small boat...a humdinger of a little book' Nautical Magazine

Reeds Skipper's Handbook is a must for anyone going to sea in any size of boat - be they novice or old hand. Many thousands of skippers and crew have found it invaluable as a memory jogger and fresher whether at sea or on land.

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RYA G158 Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus and Logbook

This new book provides detailed information about the structure and content of the practical and shorebased courses for both sail and motor cruising with the RYA Yachtmaster Scheme.

The RYA’s renowned practical training is complemented by a structured shorebased learning process on the theory of navigation, safety, seamanship and by specialist one-day courses on skills such as first aid and sea survival.

This book informs you of what to expect when taking any RYA sail or motor cruising course and also provides pages for you to log your progress and keep your certificates. Your personal boating experience, from starting out up to RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, will be enhanced by this book.

This book effectively combines, updates and replaces RYA Sail Cruising & Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus and Logbook (G15) and RYA Motor Cruising & Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus and Logbook (G18). It also introduces new courses and clarifies pre-exam requirements for all RYA Yachtmaster exams.

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RYA G25 Diesel Engine Handbook

The latest edition to the best selling RYA Handbook series is written for the leisure boat owner. Easy to follow text and beautifully detailed colour illustrations enable the reader to develop the knowledge and confidence required by all diesel engine boat owners. The official course book for the RYA One-day Diesel Engine Course, it is also an invaluable reference book. Includes CD-ROM Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow. Nick Ealey of Sea Start gives expert instruction as he takes you step by step through maintenance, fault finding and top tips.

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RYA G43 Sea Survival Handbook

This book is the official text for the RYA Basic Sea Survival Course and the RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety Course and supports ISAF approved Offshore Personal Survival courses. It also highlights the importance of having the correct safety equipment and will also give you the knowledge of how and when to use it, making it invaluable for anyone who takes a boat offshore for racing or cruising.

This new edition has also been updated to include the syllabus for the ISAF Offshore Personal Survival Course and the latest information on sea survival. It is divided into two parts so that it more closely matches the syllabi of the two courses and supports other ISAF approved Offshore Personal Survival courses. Chapters include:

  • Before you leave
  • Calling for Help
  • Understanding Weather
  • MOB Prevention
  • Fire Control

This book is written by Keith Colwell who works at the RNLI as a Community Incident Reduction Manager, managing a large team of volunteer safety advisers, who provide a safety advice service to the both the boating and general public. Keith is an RYA Yachtmaster, an RYA Powerboat Instructor, a SRC instructor/assessor and RYA and STCW’95 Sea Survival Instructor.

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RYA G70 Yachtmaster Handbook

The RYA Yachtmaster Handbook is the first official and definitive guide for anyone preparing for the world-renowned RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Coastal examinations. It will not only appeal to both leisure sailors and motor cruisers; there is a section covering commercial endorsement requirements for those who wish to use their qualification professionally.

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RYA G71 Day Skipper Handbook Sail

This is the official handbook supporting the RYA Day Skipper Sail Course and is ideal for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge to this level. It gives great practical and detailed advice on key skills, expanding on the course companion notes.

Being a good skipper is not difficult; it requires essential skills, knowledge, experience, patience, good communication and at times a sense of humour! This book is engagingly written and highly illustrated with the aim of equipping you with that essential knowledge and set of skills to help you build up your experience.

It leads you through practical advice on Day Skippering in three logical sections:

  • Practical Skills
  • Navigation & Passage Making
  • Safety

It covers all the theoretical and practical aspects of the RYA Day Skipper Sail syllabus and gives you all you need to know to take a small yacht on a short passage safely.

In addition to the practical advice on aspects of Day Skippering, extensive focus is given to safety planning skills such as life-saving signals, simple engine repair and preparation for bad weather.

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The Skipper's Pocket book

A pocket database containing everything a busy skipper needs to know but might find hard to remember.

It is easy to take for granted how much a skipper needs to know: Navigation, how to pilot the boat into a new harbour, using the radio, checking the engine, keeping an eye out for things that need repair, monitoring the weather, feeding the crew and much, much more!

This pocketbook is designed as an aide-memoire with checklists to make life easier for busy skippers and a must-have reference for first-time skippers. It should also prove an invaluable reference book for the RYA Yachtmaster syllabus.

The book has been helping skippers for nearly 20 years and has now been edited and thoroughly updated by Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner, Sara Hopkinson. (RYA and Yachtmaster are registered trademarks of the Royal Yachting Association.)

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Weather Companion

Splash-resistant flip-over cards, spiral bound. Ideal revision aid for the RYA courses, full-colour illustrations throughout. Covers weather prediction and understanding all the terms used in the broadcast forecasts. Spiral bound. 24pp.

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Yachtmaster Exercises for Sail and Power

Yachtmaster for Sail and Power is a major reference book that has proved invaluable for the many sailors following the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore course. This highly respected and refreshingly practical study guide covers the whole syllabus in detail, all illustrated with colour photographs, charts and worked examples throughout. It covers:

  • Chartwork - with useful worked examples
  • Electronic navigation - how to use the latest technology for safe navigation: radar, electronic chart plotting and GPS
  • Pilotage - buoyage fully explained and illustrated
  • Communications - information on current maritime communications including GMDSS
  • Weather - the elements of meteorology, weather sources and forecasts
  • Safety and survival - all the new SOLAS regulations detailed * Stability and buoyancy - the principles simply explained.

Including the latest updates, new artwork and a modern design, this fourth edition compliments the syllabus and assists with exam preparation - an essential companion for anyone enrolling on the RYA Yachtmaster course, whether for sail or power.

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Yachtmaster for Sail and Power

Yachtmaster for Sail and Power is a major reference book that has proved invaluable for the many sailors following the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore course. This highly respected and refreshingly practical study guide covers the whole syllabus in detail, all illustrated with colour photographs, charts and worked examples throughout. It covers:

  • Chartwork - with useful worked examples
  • Electronic navigation - how to use the latest technology for safe navigation: radar, electronic chart plotting and GPS
  • Pilotage - buoyage fully explained and illustrated
  • Communications - information on current maritime communications including GMDSS
  • Weather - the elements of meteorology, weather sources and forecasts
  • Safety and survival - all the new SOLAS regulations detailed * Stability and buoyancy - the principles simply explained.

Including the latest updates, new artwork and a modern design, this fourth edition compliments the syllabus and assists with exam preparation - an essential companion for anyone enrolling on the RYA Yachtmaster course, whether for sail or power.

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