I picked this up on a recent trip to Southampton for my LRC course and have really enjoyed reading this book. Tom is an excellent teacher and his level of understanding shows in his writing style. He covers material that is written about in lots of other books on the subject but somehow his style enables me to understand it better. The illustrations and photgraphs are really first-class and 32 chapters cover evedrything you ever wanted to know about sailing. Truly one of the best books I've read lately. I inadvertantly have two of these books and my wife wanted one for herself!
Written by Tom Cunliffe
The Complete Yachtmaster has been a bestseller since first publication and has established itself as the standard reference for Yachtmaster students as well as skippers of all levels of experience. In this fully revised seventh edition, Tom Cunliffe brings together all the essentials of modern cruising in one volume. Subjects include an analysis of what makes a good skipper, the theory and practice of sailing, seamanship, navigation including chart plotters and PCs, meteorology, heavy weather, yacht stability and coping with emergencies. The Complete Yachtmaster promotes each subject as an integral part of the whole. It guides examination candidates as authoritatively and reassuringly through the RYA syllabus as a sea pilot bringing a ship to harbour. Required reading for all skippers whether on board or in the classroom.
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