Yachtmaster for Sail and Power is a major reference book that has proved invaluable for the many sailors following the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore course. This highly respected and refreshingly practical study guide covers the whole syllabus in detail, illustrated throughout with color photographs, charts, and examples.
Chartwork--with useful, well-explained 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--information on current maritime communications including GMDSS Weather--the elements of meteorology, weather sources, and forecasts Safety and survival--all the new SOLAS regulations in detail Stability and buoyancy--the main principles simply explained.
With new artwork, the latest updates, and a modern design, this fourth edition compliments the Yachtmaster syllabus and assists with exam preparation. It is an essential companion for anyone enrolling in the RYA Yachtmaster course, whether for sail or power.
About the Author
Alison Noice is a Yachtmaster instructor and examiner, and an examiner of Yachtmaster instructors. She also trains and examines radio instructors; runs short courses in radar, VHF radio and first aid; teaches Day Skipper and Yachtmaster theory courses and examines Yachtmaster Offshore candidates. Amazingly, she still finds time to sail for pleasure in her much-loved Sigma 33. She lives in Poole, Dorset.
“Exactly captures the substance and spirit of the Yachtmaster teaching programme . . . the book can be recommended to the student as providing comprehensive, detailed and accurate coverage of the Yachtmaster syllabus.” —Cruising Magazine