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  • RYA Yachtmaster Handbook
  • A Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules
  • Pass Your Yachtmaster
  • RYA Day Skipper Handbook Motor
  • RYA Boat Safety Handbook
  • RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Notes
  • RYA Motor Cruising & Yachtmaster Scheme - Syllabus and Logbook
  • RYA Cruising Instructors Handbook
  • RYA ICC Handbook
  • RYA Training Almanac Southern
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Notes
  • Pass Your Day Skipper
  • The Complete Yachtmaster, 8th Edition
  • The Boatswain's Manual
  • On Board Training Record Book for Deck Cadets
  • On Board Training Record Book for Engine Cadets
  • On Board Training Record Book for Ratings Performing part of a Navigational Watch and ratings Qualifying as Able Seafarer Deck
  • On Board Training Record Book for Ratings Performing part of an Engineering Watch and ratings Qualifying as Able Seafarer Engine

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    RYA YACHTMASTER HANDBOOK
    By James Stevens. Hardback, 0.6kg, 198mm x267mm, 108 pages, full colour photographs and illustrations, Published 2013.
    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.
    It describes what you can expect on the day of the examination, the thinking behind the test and what the examiner is looking for.
    With the aid of some stunning illustrations, it is designed to make you focus on areas where skills can sometimes be lacking, with the aim of setting you up for life beyond the exam as a competent and confident skipper.
    Although the chapters include subjects that are covered in earlier books, this assumes knowledge at (or close to) RYA Yachtmaster level and highlights what a candidate needs to be thinking about:
  • What is an RYA Yachtmaster?
  • Where do I go from Here?
  • Tidal Streams and Heights
  • Passage Planning & Passage Making
  • Seamanship and Stability
    The author James Stevens can take much of the credit for the success and international acceptance of the RYA Yachtmaster scheme, and is now the chair of the RYA Yachtmaster Qualification Panel.

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    A GUIDE TO THE COLLISION AVOIDANCE RULES.
    By A.N.Cockroft & J.N.F. Lameijer. Hardback, 0.46kg, 157mm x 235mm, 183 pages, full colour and black & white illustrations, 7th edition Published 2011.
    The definitive, trusted guide to the rules, used by the largest maritime and naval institutions worldwide - now revised to reflect the 2009 amendments to the International Collision Avoidance Regulations.
  • Includes the full text of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisins at Sea, updated in line with the December 2009 amendments to the rules
  • Contains practical advice on how the regulations should be interpreted and collisions avoided, with insightful discussion of the implications of key phrases and court interpretations
  • Covers important manoeuvring information, with diagrams covering stopping distances, turning circles of ships of various type and size, and a colour section with examples of ships' lights

    A Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules is the essential reference to the safe operation of all vessels at sea. Published continuosly since 1965, this respected expert guide is the classic text for all who need to practically and legally understand and comply with the rules.

    The books sets out the 'COLREGs' with clear explanation of their meaning and gives detailed examples of how they have been used in practice by seafarers, as well as excerpts from court judgments to illustrate their legal interpretation.

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    PASS YOUR YACHTMASTER.
    By David Fairhill & Mike Peyton. Paperback, 0.23kg, 150mm x 210mm, 106 pages, black and white and full colour illustrations, Published 2011.
    The aim of this book, now revised for the 5th edition, is to help students through their shorebased Yachtmaster course. At once thorough and refreshingly succint, this 'crammer' covers all the essentials of the RYA syllabus, arranged and highlighted to make revising easier.

    Throughout, the theory is set in a practical seagoing perspective. Tips on exam tactics are provided, and to relieve the tension of all that swotting, each section is enlivened with some of Mike Peyton's best-loved cartoons.

    This book has proved of immense help to aspiring Yachtmasters.

    NZ$37.00 + Delivery

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    RYA DAY SKIPPER HANDBOOK MOTOR.
    By Jon Mendez. Paperback, 0.31kg, 171mm x 245mm, 92 pages, full colour illustrations, Published 2010.
    The RYA Day Skipper Handbook Motor is the new companion to the RYA Motor Cruising Day Skipper Course, continuing the RYA practical series of books that accompany the courses.
    The new Day Skipper Handbook Motor covers the elements of the course in simple illustrated steps. It is ideal as the practical guide to aid students on the course, or just as a stand-alone book to guide you through the practical elements of motor boating.
    Chapters include:
  • Pilotage
  • Navigation
  • Boat Work
  • Boat Handling
  • Marinas
  • Cruising at Speed
  • Anchoring The book is written by Jon Mendez, the RYA’s former Chief Motor and Powerboating Instructor and an acknowledged expert on the subject.

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    RYA BOAT SAFETY HANDBOOK.
    By Keith Colwell. Paperback, 0.5kg, 171mm x 245mm, 164 pages, full colour illustrations, Published 2012.
    Safety afloat is always prominent in the thoughts of any conscientious boat owner. This new edition of the RYA Boat Safety Handbook provides essential information to ensure that your boat has the necessary safety equipment, so that anyone heading out on the water can have absolute peace of mind.
    Chapters include:
  • Lifejackets and Buoyancy aids
  • MOB prevention and recovery
  • Calling for Help
  • Dealing with Fire
    This book is illustrated throughout with full colour and as it is written by Keith Colwell, an RNLI Divisional Sea Safety Manager and RYA Instructor, this is a vital book for sailors both old and new who are concerned with the safety of themselves and others.

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    RYA DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED NOTES.
    By Penny Haire. Paperback, 0.18kg, 148mm x 210mm, 82 pages, full colour illustrations, Published 2011.
    This book is and essential aide memoire for anyone who has taken, or is considering taking a beginners course in navigation, safety and seamanship. The book covers all aspects of the RYA Day Skipper syllabus, including new developments in electronic navigation and techniques.

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    RYA MOTOR CRUISING & YACHTMASTER SCHEME - SYLLABUS AND LOGBOOK.
    By Simon Jinks. Paperback, 0.20kg, 148mm x 210mm, 84 pages, full colour illustrations, published 2007.
    This logbook will enable you to keep a record of your personal motor cruising achievements and help you to plan your route from beginner all the way to our most advanced level, Yachtmaster. It has detailed information about the structure and content of courses within the RYA Motor Cruising Scheme and also covers details of the accompanying shorebased courses such as the theory of navigation, safety and seamanship, and diesel engine maintenance

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    RYA CRUISING INSTRUCTORS HANDBOOK.
    By James Stevens & Penny Haire. Paperback, 0.125kg, 147mm x 212mm, 52 pages, full colour illustrations.
    Information for RYA Recognised Centre Principals & Instructors on the management of RYA Training Centres. An invaluable aid to those conducting RYA cruising courses.

    NZ$21.50 + Delivery

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    RYA ICC HANDBOOK.
    By Rob Gibson. Paperback, 0.17kg, 148mm x 210mm, 80 pages, full colour illustrations.
    It is a requirement in most European countries that boaters hold the International Certificate of Competence, (or the ICC as it is more commonly known), when using both the coastal and inland waterways. It is essentially the nearest we have to an international driving licence for boaters.
    This new and updated edition of the RYA ICC Handbook is written as the official RYA course book to help both sail and power boaters pass the ICC test.
    It explains the ICC in great detail– what it is, why it came about, who it applies to, and the requirements for all boaters to obtain one. The International Regulations to Prevent Collisions at Sea are briefly touched on, and the content of the ICC test is explained in depth.
    Expertly written by Rob Gibson, author of the popular RYA Boat Handling for Sail & Power.

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    RYA TRAINING ALMANAC SOUTHERN.
    By RYA. Paperback, 0.43kg, 210mm x 297mm, 97 pages, full colour illustrations.
    Updated RYA Training Almanac, containing practice navigation tables.
    Please note that this product is for training purposes only, and is not to be used for navigation.

    NZ$27.00 + Delivery

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    RYA DAY SKIPPER PRACTICAL COURSE NOTES.
    By RYA. Paperback, 0.18kg, 145mm x 210mm, 80 pages, full colour illustrations. Published in 2005 reprinted 2011.
    The RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Notes has been compiled to complement the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course and draws on the cumulative experience of hundreds of experienced sailing instructors. The techniques shown or described are tried and tested and are suitable for most types of cruising yacht.
    This book gives guidance on how to take charge of a yacht for a short passage. Includes planning, crew briefing, safety, boat handling, navigation, etc.

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    PASS YOUR DAY SKIPPER.
    By David Fairhall. Paperback, 0.23kg, 148mm x 210mm, 100 pages, colour and black & white maps and illustrations. 5th edition published in 2013.
    Since the first edition was published, Pass Your Day Skipper has helped thousands of students through their shore-based Day Skipper course. Concise and comprehensive, this "crammer" covers all the essentials of the RYA syllabus, arranged and highlighted to make revising easier and now updated and improved for the fourth edition.
    Throughout, the theory is set in a practical seagoing perspective, and helpful tips on exam tactics are provided too. And to relieve the tension of all that swotting, each section is enlivened with Mike Peyton's best-loved cartoons.

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    THE COMPLETE YACHTMASTER 8TH edition
    By Tom Cunliffe. Hardback, 1.0 kg, 180mm x 252mm, 310 pages, colour photographs drawings and diagrams. Published 2014
    The Complete Yachtmaster* has been a bestseller since first publication and has established itself as the standard reference for Yachtmaster students and skippers of all levels of experience. In this fully revised 8th edition, Tom Cunliffe brings together all the essentials of modern cruising in one invaluable volume. This time-tested reference is required reading for all navigators, skippers and anyone undertaking coastal and offshore passages.

    Thoroughly updated to keep pace with the latest digital developments in navigation and sail handling systems, this new edition includes information on apps, tablets and phone charts, as well as providing a comprehensive guide to electronic plotters and integrated systems. there is also additional material on cross-tide sailing with GPS and passage planning with chart plotters. Tom Cunliffe shows he modern skipper how to use today's exciting equipment to refine the philosophy of navigation that hasn't changed since the beginning of seafaring.

    Other subjects include:

  • An analysis of what makes a good skipper.
  • The theory and practice of sailing.
  • Seamanship.
  • Navigation, including apps, chart plotters and PCs.
  • Passage Planning and Pilotage.
  • Meteorology.
  • Heavy weather and yacht stability.
  • Coping with emergencies.

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    THE BOATSWAIN'S MANUAL.
    By Captain A.G.W.Miller. Hardback, 150mm x 216mm, 332 pages, black and white photos and illustrations.
    Most seamanship books available to young seamen are of the advanced text-book type, intended for candidates studying for Certificates of Competency as Mate or Master and dealing with the technical subjects connected with their Examinations. Such books are of little use to those who wish to learn the rudiments of seamanship work. For this reason, these pages have been compiled as a book of elementary knowledge for the beginner and also as a reference-book for older deck ratings, especially those who seek information relating to everyday seamanship problems, or who wish to prepare for the qualifying examination for the Certificate of Qualification as Efficient Deck Hand (E.D.H.) or for the Certificate of Competency as A.B., issued by the Department of Trade.
    The Regulations relating to the issue of these certificates are included so that the seamen may appreciate the practical value of the information included in the book. The Chapters are arranged to deal with general ship equipment, manual seamanship, mechanical and cargo gear, tanker knowledge, boatwork, cleaning gear, painting, miscellaneous hints and navigational equipment in roughly alphabetical order and should be useful to executive officers and others for reference purposes. Metrication is still slow to come into everyday use and Imperial units are retained except in areas such as paint and rope where the manufacturers have given a lead.

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    ON BOARD TRANING RECORD BOOK FOR DECK CADETS.
    By ISF. Spiral bound, 0.39kg, 297mm x 215mm, 102 pages. New updated edition to comply with STCW 2010.
    In 2010, the IMO Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) was revised and updated. This ISF Training Record Book takes full account of the new requirements for deck cadets, including new competences for ECDIS (Electronic Chart Dispaly and Information Systems). leadership and teamworking, and proactive measures to protect the marine environment.
    The STCW code which contains the detailed requirements of the revised STCW Convention, sets out uniform standards for the attainment of competences in the various maritime skills required to qualify as a watchkeeping officer. The STCW Code also stipulates criteria by which a trainee's attainment of these competencies should be assessed by designated on board training officers.
    Normally completion of this Book will not in itself constitue an official assessment of competence. This is the task of government appointed examiners. However, completion of the ISF Training Record Book shold provide sufficient documentary evidence that a trainee has completed a properly structured on board training programme and has demonstrated competence in the skills required by the amended STCW Convention in order to be certificated as a officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more.

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    ON BOARD TRANING RECORD BOOK FOR ENGINE CADETS.
    By ISF. Paperback, 0.34kg, spiral bound, 300mm x 210mm, 80 pages. Published 2013.
    In 2010 the IMO Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) was revised and updated. This Training Record Book takes full account of these new requirements for engineer cadets, including new competence standards for leadership and teamworking, and proacitve measures to protect the marine environment.

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    ON BOARD TRAINING RECORD BOOK FOR RATINGS PERFORMING PART OF A NAVIGATIONAL WATCH AND RATINGS QUALIFYING AS ABLE SEAFARER DECK.
    By ISF. Spiral bound, 0.28kg, 298mm x 215mm, 68 pages. Published 2011.
    In 2010, the IMO Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) was revised and updated. This ISF Training Record Book takes full account of these new requirements for ratings forming part of a navigational watch. This Book also addresses the additional competence standards stipulated by IMO for the grade of Able Seafarer Deck (former known as Able Seaman or AB).
    The STCW code which contains the detailed requirements of the revised STCW Convention, sets out uniform standards for the attainment of competences in the various maritime skills required to qualify as a watchkeeping rating or an Able Seafarer Deck. The STCW Code also stipulates criteria by which a trainee's attainment of these competencies should be assessed by designated on board training officers.
    Completion of the ISF Training Record Book shold provide sufficient documentary evidence that a trainee has completed a properly structured on board training programme and has demonstrated competence in the skills required by the amended STCW Convention in order to be certificated as a rating performing part of a navigational watch and/or as an Able Seafarer Deck.

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    ON BOARD TRAINING RECORD BOOK FOR RATINGS PERFORMING PART OF AN ENGINEERING WATCH AND RATINGS QUALIFYING AS ABLE SEAFARER ENGINE.
    By ISF. spiral bound, 0.30kg, 298mm x 215mm, 74 pages. Published 2012.
    In 2010, the IMO Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) was revised and updated. This ISF Training Record Book takes full account of these new requirements for ratings forming part of an engineering watch. This Book also addresses the additional competence standards stipulated by IMO for the grade of Able Seafarer Engine.
    The STCW code which contains the detailed requirements of the revised STCW Convention, sets out uniform standards for the attainment of competences in the various maritime skills required to qualify as a watchkeeping rating or an Able Seafarer Engine. The STCW Code also stipulates criteria by which a trainee's attainment of these competencies should be assessed by designated on board training officers.
    Completion of the ISF Training Record Book should provide sufficient documentary evidence that a trainee has completed a properly structured on board training programme and has demonstrated competence in the skills required by the amended STCW Convention in order to be certificated as a rating performing part of an engineering watch and/or as an Able Seafarer Engine.

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