THE ANNAPOLIS BOOK OF SEAMANSHIP

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The Annapolis Book Of Seamanship

Author : John Rousmaniere
ISBN : 9781451650198
Genre : Reference
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Based on the sailing program of the U.S. Naval Academy, offers detailed instructions for all levels of experience on developing and maintaining effective sailing skills, in an edition that includes updates on equipment and safety.
Category: Reference

The Annapolis Book Of Seamanship Third Edition

Author : John Rousmaniere
ISBN : 9780684854205
Genre : Reference
File Size : 21.94 MB
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Offers information based on the sailing program of the U.S. Naval Academy, giving detailed instructions for all levels of experience on developing and maintaining effective sailing skills
Category: Reference

Desirable And Undesirable Characteristics Of Offshore Yachts

Author : Cruising Club of America. Technical Committee
ISBN : 0393033112
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 24.9 MB
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Surveys trends in yacht design, discusses safety, modern construction techniques, spars, rigging, sails, and auxiliary equipment, and describes five good boats.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Instant Handbook Of Boat Handling Navigation And Seamanship A Quick Reference Guide For Sail And Power

Author : Nigel Calder
ISBN : 0071499105
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 71.24 MB
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Instant answers for your boat handling, navigation, and seamanship questions 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
Category: Sports & Recreation

After The Storm

Author : John Rousmaniere
ISBN : 0071377956
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Describes ten true stories about disasters at sea and the consequences of these disasters on the survivors, their families, rescuers, and communities.
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America S Cup Book 1851 1983

Author : John Rousmaniere
ISBN : 0393032930
Genre : America's Cup
File Size : 65.74 MB
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A look at the world's premier event in yachting competition discusses the history of the America's Cup race and the individuals and vessels that have taken part
Category: America's Cup

Sensible Cruising

Author : Don Casey
ISBN : 0071580255
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 55.4 MB
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If wisdom can be defined as common sense that has withstood the test of time, then Sensible Cruising is a wise book. It explains: Why a sensible cruise is affordable to almost anyone. Why the boat of choice for most cruisers is under 35 feet. Why lowering the cost doesn't devalue the cruise. How simplicity minimizes insulation from the experience. How to think in terms of how little, not how much, is really required. Drawing heavily on the philosophy of the sage of Walden Pond, this book is a gentle guide to the art of commonsense cruising which, in hardcover, was one of the 10 best-selling sailing books of all time. Now available for the first time in paperback, Sensible Cruising, a former main selection of the Dolphin Book Club, is more pertinent than ever during this time of economic retrenchment. "No truer American existed than Thoreau . . . there was an excellent wisdom in him, proper to a rare class of men . . . [with] power of description and literary excellence . . . he chose to be rich by making his wants few, and supplying them himself . . . "--Ralph Waldo Emerson "I never would have imagined that Thoreau's philosophy could be so aptly applied to anything as disparate as cruising."--Dr. Walter Harding, author and Secretary of the Thoreau Society "At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much."--Robin Lee Graham, Circumnavigator and author of Dove "One of the wonderful things about the cruising life is that it teaches you how little you can get along on, that to lead a fulfilling life it is not necessary to have a big pile of bucks. This may have been self-evident to Thoreau before the day of mass media, but in our modern environment it is a philosophy that is difficult to come by. Your readers should be aware that being judicious in their purchases can be financially rewarding at the end. We have always treated our boats as investments, and made money, on all of them."--Steve Dashew, Circumnavigator, and author of Bluewater Handbook and The Circumnavigator's Handbook It does look sometimes as if the world were on its last legs. How many there are whose principal employment is is nowadays to eat their meals and go to the post-office."--Henry David Thoreau What others say about this book: "This is one of the most intriguing and original books on cruising to appear in a long time . . . an admirably practical guide . . . with a delightful sense of humor . . . "--John Rousmaniere, author of The Annapolis Book of Seamanship, The Sailing Lifestyle, Fastnet Force 10, and The Golden Pastime: A New History of Yachting "For anyone contemplating a prolonged sail . . . this book makes an excellent companion, full of sensible advice on the fine art of making-do when things don't go quite as expected."--Soundings "Sensible Cruising is a refreshing change, written for those of us who dream of modest goals. Every cruising sailor, ambitious or unambitious, should read and treasure this memorable volume."--Sailing "Casey and Hackler suck the very marrow of life from Henry David Thoreau's writings to build a case for the small cruiser. The perfect instigation to get procrastinators and naysayers off the pot and over the horizon."--Dan Spurr, Senior Editor, Cruising World, and author of Spurr's Boatbook: Upgrading the Cruising Sailboat
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Fastnet Force 10 The Deadliest Storm In The History Of Modern Sailing New Edition

Author : John Rousmaniere
ISBN : 9780393340327
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In August 1979, 303 yachts began the 600-mile Fastnet Race from the Isle of Wight off the southwest coast of England to Fastnet Rock off the Irish coast and back. It began in fine weather, then suddenly became a terrifying ordeal. A Force 10, sixty-knot storm swept across the North Atlantic with a speed that confounded forecasters, slamming into the fleet with epic fury. For twenty hours, 2,500 men and women were smashed by forty-foot breaking waves, while rescue helicopters and lifeboats struggled to save them. By the time the race was over, fifteen people had died, twenty-four crews had abandoned ship, five yachts had sunk, 136 sailors had been rescued, and only 85 boats had finished the race. John Rousmaniere was there, and he tells the tragic story of the greatest disaster in the history of yachting as only one who has sailed through the teeth of a killer storm can. With a new introduction by the author.
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Heavy Weather Sailing

Author : John Rousmaniere
ISBN : 0071452214
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The essential information boaters need--onboard and at their fingertips On the water, when questions arise, there's no time to search through an exhaustive manual. The Captain's Quick Guides provide all the answers--fast. Drawn from the world's largest boating library, each laminated Quick Guide presents 14 color panels of authoritative, concise information on a critical topic, designed for onboard quick reference. Quick Guides are: Hinged and laminated for durability and resistance to water damage Carefully organized with color illustrations for instant, easy answers Ideal for emergency situations with an at-your-fingertips format Just right for tight quarters, where space is an issue
Category: Sports & Recreation