Maneuver and Dock Your Sailboat Under Power

Author: Grant Headifen
Publisher:
ISBN: 1944824065
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre:

If you skipper a sailboat, you know the inherent dangers of docking and maneuvering in a tight marina with high winds and current. Just one ding can cost hundreds of dollars and worse than that, major embarrassment. The experts at NauticEd offer a painless solution with this concise series of practice exercises using real maneuvering techniques --with clear explanations on how you can always be in full control or your boat in the marina. Once you master these exercises, you will confidently maneuver your sailboat in any marina in the world under whatever conditions are thrown at you. Grab this book, grab a friend, some (non-alcoholic) libations, and a sandwich and get out on the water for a fun enjoyable day of maneuvering practice. Here is what one of NauticEd's students had to say: "I've sailed for the last thirty-plus years and have a fifty-ton master's credential. I'm constantly learning something new or forgotten from NauticEd." Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports--books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Stress free Sailing

Author: Duncan Wells
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472919748
Release Date: 2015-03-12
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The vast majority of sailing yacht scenarios comprise a couple sailing the boat together, and needing to carry out all manoeuvres and activities themselves with no help from a back-up crew. Their boat handling, navigation, sail handling, anchoring and mooring skills all have to be carried out both efficiently and effectively, preferably with the minimum of physical effort (to conserve energy). But most sailing technique books assume a crew of 3 or 4, all willing to lend a hand. This book is therefore a first, addressing the most common sailing scenarios that anyone cruising will have to deal with, and providing clever, original, highly effective (and most importantly successfully tried and tested by the author) techniques and solutions for dealing with the huge variety of essential operations on a boat – from sail setting and reefing, to picking up mooring buoys in a variety of wind and tide situations, anchoring, berthing and leaving a pontoon shorthanded, picking up a man overboard, sailing in fog and heavy weather – and even going up the mast. This book will be a godsend to anyone sailing single or shorthanded – including couples with young children who need to be supervised by one parent whilst the other runs the boat. Organised into techniques for different cruising scenarios, the book features step by step sequential photos showing exactly how to approach each situation and carry out the task in hand.

Successfully Skipper a Sailboat

Author: Grant Headifen
Publisher:
ISBN: 1944824057
Release Date: 2016-11-29
Genre:

Take the first steps to become certified to charter a boat anywhere in the world. Imagine having the credentials to charter and skipper a boat in the Caribbeanor anywhere in the world. Grant Headifen and the experts at NauticEd have certified thousands of sailors for bareboat skippering in some of the most alluring seas of the world. NauticEd s resume-building system is accepted by yacht charter companies worldwide. "Successfully Skipper a Sailboat" offers everything you need to knowand with its unique, scannable QR codes providing clear instructional videos and animations, it is the next best thing to being on the water with an instructor at your side. Here is all you need to quickly learn how to confidently handle skippering and boat operations near shore with ease. NauticEd is the world s most advanced sailing education and sailing certification program, providing sailing training from basics to advanced education through entertaining and interactive multimedia online sailing courses and an unparalleled network of global training centers. No other program in the world can offer you this. Here is what just one of NauticEd s students had to say: I ve sailed for the last thirty-plus years, and have a fifty-ton master s credential. I m constantly learning something new or forgotten from NauticEd. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sportsbooks about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a "New York Times" bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home. "

7 Steps to Successful Boat Docking

Author: Katherine Giampietro Redmond
Publisher: Seaworthy Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 0971191131
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Boats and boating

Forget the why's of boat docking; this book is filled with the how to's that will lead you to dock your boat successfully, even in wind and/or current. It presents the local knowledge of the authors in an easily understood, and simply implemented, 7-step process. For helmsmen/women with single-engine inboard vessels, power or sail; twin-engine inboard and outboard vessels; single-engine outboard or inboard/outboard or stern-drive vessels.

Skippering a Small Keelboat Skills from the Masters

Author: Grant Headifen
Publisher:
ISBN: 1944824049
Release Date: 2016-11-08
Genre:

Sail Confidently and Calmly in All Conditions. Sail a small keelboat up to twenty-five feet with ease in all nearshore conditions with this unique bookand start a foundation on which you can build a sailing resume that will give you the credentials to charter and skipper a boat in the Caribbeanor anywhere in the world. Grant Headifen and the experts at NauticEd have certified thousands of sailors for bareboat skippering in some of the most alluring seas of the world. NauticEd s resume-building system is accepted by yacht charter companies worldwide. "Skippering a Small Keelboat" offers everything you need to knowand with its unique, scannable QR codes providing clear instructional videos and animations, it is the next best thing to being on the water with an instructor at your side. It brings the book to life. The only thing missing is the water. Complete, concise, and based on Grant Headifen s grasp of how to teach sailing quickly and comprehensively, here are lessons on weather and sea conditions, rigging, anchoring, reading tides and currents, rules of the nautical road, safe and confident dockingand so much more. Here is what one of NauticEd s students had to say: I ve sailed for the last thirty-plus years and have a fifty-ton master s credential. I m constantly learning something new or forgotten from NauticEd. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sportsbooks about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a "New York Times" bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home. "

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

Author: John Rousmaniere
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451650242
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing. Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. Used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship thoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing. This edition of Annapolis is a major overhaul. Over half the book has been revised; old topics and features have been updated, and many new ones have been introduced. The design has been modernized, and many color illustrations have been added. As big and detailed as Annapolis is, the wealth of technical information (including dozens of step-by-step instructions) is presented here in a way that is uniquely readable; it's both useful and easy to use. This is because John Rousmaniere and artist Mark Smith bring to Annapolis decades of experience both as sailors and as professional communicators. Annapolis emphasizes the standard skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for enjoyment on the water. Much has changed on the water since 1983 when this book was originally published. Black buoys are now green, the Global Positioning Satellite navigation system (GPS) is almost universally used, new types of anchors and sails have appeared, safety skills and gear are vastly improved, many more women are commanding boats, and catamarans and trimarans are common where only monohulls used to sail. But for all these modern developments, the basic skills and spirit of sailing have not changed at all. Sail trimming, keeping up steerageway, maintaining the dead reckoning plot, heaving-to -- these fundamentals are as important now as ever and receive much attention here. Among the innovations in this edition are: * Basic skills in early chapters: Fundamental sailing and boat-handling skills and gear, which are introduced in chapters 1, 2, and 3. * "Hands On" segments: Three dozen special sections, each devoted to a particular seamanship problem and an expert solution. * More how-to tips: Additional rules of thumb that guide a crew quickly and successfully through seamanship problems. * New coverage of multihulls: Advice on evaluating, anchoring, and handling catamarans and trimarans under sail (including in storms). * More on emergencies: New material on emergencies, safety, and heavy-weather sailing, including a section on preparing a docked boat for a hurricane. * Equipment updates: Expanded coverage of the use and care of modern gear and hardware, including radar, GPS, rescue devices, and asymmetrical spinnakers. * Terminology: Full definition and illustration of major terms when they're first introduced, with alternative language provided in parentheses. * Gender: The use of feminine personal pronouns, which reflect the fact that more women are captaining and sailing boats than ever before. From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy-weather sailing, here is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.

Boat Docking

Author: Charles T. Low
Publisher: Brockville, Ont. : Harvey Islands Enterprises
ISBN: 0968232701
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Boats and boating

Docking and undocking a small craft in close quarters takes years of practice. There are a number of factors to consider when maneuvering a boat into a small docking area such as the effects of current, wind and propeller action. You may never reach boat docking and undocking perfection (very few do) but this book will steer you into the right direction. For example Chapter Two is about Docking Examples and in Chapter Six the author writes about the Human Factors and the part they play when boating. Boat Docking covers a number of situations boaters encounter when docking or undocking - and everyone can learn from this book.

Chapman Piloting Seamanship

Author: Charles B. Husick
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1588167445
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Surveys the latest developments in safety systems, marine electronics, radar, and communications, and includes information on tides, and currents, weather, and navigation.

The American practical navigator an epitome of navigation

Author: Nathaniel Bowditch
Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications
ISBN: 0939837544
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

Nathanial Bowditch first published this encyclopedic work in 1802. During the last two centuries over 75 editions, almost 1,000,000 copies, of Bowditch have been published by the US Government. It has lived because it has combined the best technologies of each generation of navigator. This Edition includes the latest advances in electronic navigation and digital charting technology. It also covers nonelectronic navigation such as celestial, plotting and dead reckoning. Bowditch contains numerous tables which have been valued for years by practicing navigators. Bowditch is carried on the bridge of every U.S. Navy ship and should be the mainstay of any serious navigator's library. Paradise Cay and Celestaire's commercial edition of Bowditch is a complete copy of the latest Government edition.

Write Tight

Author: William Brohaugh
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402250576
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: Reference

"These days, most creative-writing courses teach self-indulgence. Write Tight counsels discipline. It is worth more than a university education. Its advice is gold." -Dean Koontz Foreword by Lawrence Block Not since The Elements of Style has a writing guide had the ability to turn a writer's work around so effectively. Every writer struggles with keeping their prose focused and concise, but surprisingly few books address this essential topic. Write Tight is an informative and utterly readable guide that tackles these issues head-on. William Brohaugh, former editor of Writer's Digest, goes beyond the discussion on redundancy and overwriting to take on evasiveness, affectations, roundabout writing, tangents and "invisible" words. Other topics include: -Outlining the four levels of wordiness -Identifying 16 types of flabby writing -Exercises that help writers avoid wordiness -Streamlining through sidebars and checklists -Tests that show how concise a writer's prose is "Write Tight is a supremely valuable, 'must-have' for aspiring writers in all fields from prose to nonfiction, journalistic copy, screenwriting and so much more." -Midwest Book Review

Essays on Gogol

Author: Susanne Fusso
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810111918
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Literary Criticism

These fourteen essays reflect the increasingly interdisciplinary character of Russian literature research in general and of the study of Gogol in particular, focusing on specific works, Gogol's own character, and the various approaches to aesthetic, religious, and philosophical issues raised by his writing.

Dockmanship

Author: David Owen Bell
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Pr/Tidewater Pub
ISBN: 0870334255
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Reference

Dockmanship, according to author Bell, is "the art, skill, and practice of safely berthing and unberthing a vessel." Anyone who's ever spent time observing the action at a marina or boat ramp will concede that the way the docking skill is practiced by many recreational boaters today can hardly be considered an "art." Here, finally, is a book that provides the needed information to turn any skipper -- even a novice -- into a master of the docking art. Captains who feel they already perform well behind the helm will enjoy reviewing the standard and advanced techniques contained in this easily understood manual. The basics of rudders, propellers, lines, and fenders used on small to medium-sized boats are completely explored. For each type of propulsion (inboard, outboard, single-screw, double-screw, and sail), techniques are described for maneuvering port side to, starboard side to, stern in, and bow in, as well as for getting away and handling the boat in close quarters. For each of these situations, the author also clarifies the effects of wind and current.

Mediterranean France and Corsica Pilot

Author: Rod Heikell
Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson
ISBN: 1846234158
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Pilot guides

This is a comprehensive companion to the long coastline that ranges from Spain and the edge of the Pyrenees to the Alpes Maritimes and Italy. It covers the flat country of Languedoc-Roussillon, the coast of the Golfe du Lion, the Rhne delta and the Camargue, the industrial Golfe de Fos, the Cte d'Azur and the French Riviera and Monaco. The island of Corsica and the waterways that run behind the coast linking the Canal du Midi and the tangs to the Rhne are covered in separate chapters. In this fifth edition there are new and updated plans, photographs and sections on routes. Full details are given of marine parks and new restricted areas. The introduction has been reorganised to provide improved information on getting to the area, formalities, weather and radio services.

Narrow Boat

Author: L. T. C. Rolt
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 0750960612
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: History

This engaging book tells the story of how he and his wife adapted and fitted out the boat as a home, and recreates the journey of some 400 miles that they made along the network of waterways in the Midlands. It recalls the boatmen and their craft, and celebrates the then seemingly timeless nature of the English countryside through which they passed.