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  • RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Notes
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Notes
  • Pass Your Day Skipper 6th Edition
  • Yachting Monthly 200 Skipper's Tips
  • Day Skipper Handbook Sail
  • The Complete Day Skipper. 5th Edition
  • Day Skipper For Sail & Power
  • Day Skipper & Competent Crew (Sail) DVD
  • The Skipper's Pocketbook
  • RYA Day Skipper Handbook Motor
  • Instant Handbook of Boat Handlng, Navigation and Seamanship
  • Rules of the Road and Running Lights
  • Knots, Splices and Line Handling
  • Using GPS
  • Emergencies on Board
  • Sail Trim and Rig Tuning
  • Onboard Weather Forecasting
  • Heavy Weather Sailing
  • Boat Handling Under Power
  • How to Read a Nautical Chart
  • Anchoring
  • Diesel Engine Care and Repair
  • The Complete Yachtmaster, 8th Edition
  • Yachtmaster For Sail & Power. 4th Edition
  • Yachtmaster Exercises for Sail & Power
  • Pass Your Yachtmaster
  • RYA Yachtmaster Handbook
  • RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Notes
  • RYA Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus & Logbook
  • RYA Yachtmaster Scheme. Instructors Handbook
  • RYA Motor Cruising & Yachtmaster Scheme - Syllabus and Logbook

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    RYA DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED NOTES.
    By RYA. Paperback, 0.27kg, 148mm x 210mm, 125 pages, full colour illustrations, Published 2014.
    The new edition of the RYA day Skipper Shorebased Notes is the essential reference book for anyone who has taken, or is considering taking, the RYA's Day Skipper theory course. Covering the essentials of safety, navigation and seamanship for sail and motor cruising, it comprehensively tackles the syllabus and includes the latest developments in elcetronic navigation techniques.

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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. 6th (2017) Edition
    By David Fairhall. Paperback, 0.22kg, 148mm x 210mm, 100 pages, colour and black & white maps and illustrations. 6th edition. Published in 2017.
    Fully revised for its 6th edition, this out-and-out crammer is a concise but comprehensive guide to revising for, and above all, passing the RYA Day Skipper exam. It covers all the essentials of the RYA syllabus assuming no prior knowledge, arranged and highlighted to make revising easier.

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

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    PASS YOUR DAY SKIPPER. 5th (2013) Edition
    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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    YACHTING MONTHLY 200 SKIPPER'S TIPS.
    By Tom Cunliffe. Paperback, 0.15kg, 100mm x 210mm, 104 pages, colour photos. Published 2011.
    Dip into any of the 200 tips in this handy book to make yourself a better yachtsman.
    Discover practical skills that you won't find anywhere else. Each tip is illustrated and there's something for everyone from complete beginner to ocean navigator. It's a treasure trove of nautical know-how, including:
  • Seamanship
  • Navigation
  • Safety
  • Boat Handling
  • Ropes and knots
  • Life on board These are the very best of the Skipper's Tips from the pages of Yachting Monthly magazine. Each tip is a pearl of wisdom from Britain's foremost yachting writer, Tom Cunliffe.

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    RYA DAY SKIPPER HANDBOOK SAIL.
    By Sara Hopkinson. Paperback, 0.6kg, 170mm x 240mm, 188 pages, full colour illustrations.
    This is the official RYA book for anyone taking or considering taking the RYA Day Skipper Sail sailing course. The author, Sara Hopkinson, is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner and runs her own RYA recognised training centre. With informative text, clear illustrations and expert instruction, the RYA Day Skipper Handbook Sail covers the theoretical and practical aspects of the RYA Day Skipper Sail Syllabus. The book introduces you to pilotage, navigation, boatwork and boathandling, and gives you all you need to know to take a small boat on a coastal passage safely.

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    THE COMPLETE DAY SKIPPER
    By Tom Cunliffe, Hardback, 180mm x 252 mm, 194 pages, full colour drawings. 2016 5th Edition

    The Complete Day Skipper is a totally practical hands-on manual that covers the RYA Day Skipper syllabus in a way that reflects a skipper's growing experience at sea, beginning with yacht handling under power, moving on to boat husbandry and sailing skills, and from there to the realistic use of modern electronic navigation systems. Eminently readable and very down to earth, this fully revised fifth edition has become required reading for all skippers in their early years as well as more experienced sailors who choose not to venture far afield.

    As one of Britain's best-known instructors and writers on seamanship, Tom Cunliffe provides the right blend of advice, instruction, inspiration and encouragement.

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    DAY SKIPPER FOR SAIL & POWER, 2nd Edition The Essential Manual for the RYA Day Skipper Theory and Practical Certificate.
    By Alison Noice. Hardback, .705Kg, 170mm x 245mm, 198 pages, full colour photos and plans.
    This is the companion to the other Adlard Coles manuals for RYA practical programmes.
    As is to be expected the narrative is excellent and very well illustrated; including plotting on charts and the use of instrumentation.
    There are full explanations and diagrams to help undertand and implement the collision avoidance rules. Dealing with emergencies including fire is similarly fullsomely covered.

    Whether preparing for a certificate or intending to use the book as an on-board handbook it would suit a small vessel operator very well indeed.

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    DAY SKIPPER & COMPETENT CREW (SAIL) DVD
    DVD, 0.08kgs.
    Covering all the sailing bascis you will need to be a competent crew member, or to skipper a cruising yacht on short passages in daylight andindecent weather.
    This programme makes sure you "know the ropes" and considerably more. Of course, there's more to sailing than can be covered in one programme, so you won't know it all... but that's what makes it such a fascinating hobby!
    Navigation, weather and more detailed aspects of motorboating are covered in other Amberley Marine programmes.
    Tbis covers:
  • Setting sails
  • Winches and cleats
  • Basic sailing
  • leaving a mooring under sail
  • Starting an engine
  • Handling under power
  • Coming alongside - the crew's job
  • Anchoring
  • Man overboard
  • Reefing
  • Rules & regulations

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    THE SKIPPER'S POCKETBOOK.
    By Basil Mosenthal. Paperback, 100mm x 210mm, 100 pages, full colour drawings.
    This book is a pocket database. It contains everything the busy skipper finds hard to remember.
  • Navigation
  • Rule of the Road
  • Lights and shapes
  • Engine troubleshooting
  • Seamanship
  • Safety
  • Weather
    There should be a copy on every chart table.

    NZ$32.00 + 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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    INSTANT HANDBOOK OF BOAT HANDLING, NAVIGATION AND SEAMANSHIP.
    By Nigel Calder et al.. Softback, 0.40kg, 140mm x 255mm, 232 pages, full colour illustrations, Published 2008.

    The Instant Handbook uses a dynamic new quick-reference format to cover the critical aspects of piloting, seamanship, and boat handling under sail or power more accessibly and effectively than has ever been done before. It puts at your fingertips all the information you need about:
  • Boat Handling Under Power--Bob Sweet
  • Sail Trim and Rig Tuning--Bill Gladstone
  • Using Nautical Charts--Bob Sweet
  • Using GPS--Bob Sweet
  • Using VHF and SSB Radios--Bob Sweet
  • Rules of the Road and Running Light Patterns--Charlie Wing
  • Knots, Splices, and Line Handling--Charlie Wing
  • Anchoring--Peter Nielsen
  • Onboard Weather Forecasting--Bob Sweet
  • Heavy Weather Sailing--John Rousmaniere
  • Diesel Engine Care and Repair--Nigel Calder
  • Emergencies On Board--John Rousmaniere
  • Emergency First Aid On Board--Richard Clinchy

    These chapters are also available as indivdual Laminated 'cheat sheets' as listed below under the Captain's Quick Guide range..

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    Captain's Quick Guides:

    CAPTAIN'S QUICK GUIDES, Eleven guides namely: Rules of the Road and Running Light Patterns; Knots, Splices and Line Handling; Using GPS; Emergencies On Board; Sail Trim and Rig Handling; Onboard Weather Forecasting; Heavy Weather Sailing; Boat Handling Under Power; How to Read a Nautical Chart; Anchoring; Diesel Engine Care and Repair.

    By Well-known marine experts including John Rousmaniere, Bob Sweet, Charlie Wing, Bill Gladstone, Nigel Calder.
    Laminated, folded charts, fully open 430mm x 470mm, each one 16 panels, full colour illustrations.
    These are excellent publications for students preparing for exams as well as for practical sailors at sea in their vessels. The lamination means that the guides are fully waterproof and the absence of any spiral or other forms of binding means that the panels will not corrode or become separated.
    The illustrations and narrative descriptions have been carefully distilled so as to include the body of knowledge needed by a small-craft mariner and by a student for nautical exams.

    The inclusion of line-handling in the Knots and Splices guide is a first and is very useful. The Radio and GPS guides could in most cases be used as the operator's instructions, as an improvement on the average handbook.
    Later additions to the series of Emergencies On Board and Heavy Weather Sailing offer practical, useful guidance. Both are in a check-list format that would suit someone wanting to act quickly and decisively in a difficult situation.

    Rules of the Road and Running Light Patterns
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    Knots, Splices and Line Handling
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    Using GPS
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    Emergencies On Board
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    Sail Trim and Rig Tuning
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    Onboard Weather Forecasting
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    Heavy Weather Sailing
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    Boat handling Under Power
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    How to Read a Nautical Chart
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    Anchoring
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    Diesel Engine Care and Repair
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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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    YACHTMASTER FOR SAIL & POWER, A Manual for the RYA Yachtmaster Certificates of Competency. Now in it's 4th edition.
    By Alison Noice. Hardcover, 0.68kg, 178mm x 252mm, 241 pages, full colour drawings, 4th edition published 2015.
    Now in it's Fourth edition Yachtmaster for Sail and Power is an invaluable manual for anyone following the RYA Yachtmaster scheme.
      Content includes coverage of:

    • Chartwork – including 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 – current maritime communications including GMDSS,
    • Weather – the elements of meteorology, weather sources and forecasts,
    • Safety and survival – including all up-to-date SOLAS regulations,
    • 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 EXERCISES FOR SAIL & POWER, 2nd Edition.
    By Alison Noice. Paperback, 0.42kg, 171mm x 245mm, 106 pages, full colour drawings.
    This companion volume to Yachtmaster for Sail & Power by the same author contains practice questions and test papers for students working towards their RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore certificates - whether sail or power.
    A free practice chart is provided, which together with extracts from tide tables, almanacs and pilotage notes, enables students to work on real sailing scenarios and plot their own courses without the need for any other material.
    Invaluable as a revision aid for all RYA Yachtmaster candidates, it is also ideal practice for anyone wanting to brush up on their navigation skills.

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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.

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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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    RYA YACHTMASTER SHOREBASED NOTES.
    By RYA. Paperback, 0.28kg, 148mm x 210mm, 144 pages, full colour illustrations. Published 2016
    The RYA Yachtmaster® qualification is the pinnacle of yacht training.
    Anyone seeking to gain a RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence requires a broad theoretical knowledge base and a high level of practical skill.
    This new edition of the RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Notes includes enhanced sections on weather, navigation, pilotage, voyage planning, and special situations when afloat. These sit alongside informative and highly illustrated notes on all aspects of the syllabus, ensuring that this title provides valuable information for anyone looking to become an RYA Yachtmaster, and for those who have already passed the exam.

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    RYA YACHTMASTER SCHEME - SYLLABUS & LOGBOOK.
    By RYA. Paperback, 0.26kg, 148mm x 210mm, 127 pages. Full colour illustrations. 2015

    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.

    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.

    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 YACHTMASTER SCHEME . INSTRUCTORS HANDBOOK.
    By Paperback, 0.18kg, 148mm x 210mm, 79 pages, full colour illustrations.2015
    This book is aimed at those running shore-based, sail and motor-cruising courses within the RYA Yachtmaster Scheme. Principals and instructors alike will benefit from the guidance and information on recognition, communication, coaching/instructing techniques, and course planning. while those new to the scheme can find out how to qualify as Instructors for practical and shore-based courses.

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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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