The Reed's Skipper's Handbook, now in its 6th edition, has been a bestseller since first publication. A handy pocket size, it is a guide to everything a boater needs to know at sea. Packed with a wide range of information in a concise form, the 6th edition has been expanded with helpful new material on boat handling, tides, ropework and general seamanship.
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 refresher whether at sea or on land.
"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
About the Author
Malcolm Pearson has a lifelong love of boats and the sea, and has been 'messing about' in boats - sail and power, large and small - for over sixty years, around the coasts of the UK, Northern Europe and America. He has also made several yacht delivery trips to the Mediterranean, some through the European Inland Waterways and others the long way round via the Bay of Biscay. Malcolm was also a Yachtmaster Instructor for over 20 years.
“This book has been a bestseller since the 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 concise form and recommended by "Yachtmaster" instructors as a quick reference guide...Easy to find what you need...Answers all the navigational questions likely to arise during a coastal passage...Contains helpful new material...a must for anyone putting out to sea in any size of boat, be they novice or old hand.” —Nautical Magazine
“A terrific little volume.” —Motorboat & Yachting