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Coastal & Offshore Navigation By Tom Cunliffe

Coastal & Offshore Navigation by Tom Cunliffe

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Discover what the modern yacht navigator needs to know for a stress-free voyage along the coast and out of sight of land.

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Coastal & Offshore Navigation by Tom Cunliffe

Discover what the modern yacht navigator needs to know for a stress-free voyage along the coast and out of sight of land. This book is designed to raise the game of the inshore day-sailor to fully fledged offshore navigator capable of handling any sea passage short of an ocean crossing. The book contains what you need to stay safe using techniques from non-electronic essentials through to the latest in electronic chart plotters. It reviews the basic arts of navigation and covers tides, how to predict them and make them work for you and how to keep a check on your navigational accuracy and modify your tactics accordingly. It analyses the vital relationships between the fix and the estimated position and explains the safe and constructive use of electronic aids for navigation. Passage planning for an enjoyable, satisfying voyage is explored and there is a systemic, no-nonsense approach to passage making. It is suitable for those who are at `Day Skipper' level and who wish to progress, or those who have started out with the companion book Inshore Navigation, from which this book follows on. Fernhurst Books recommends this book for Yachtmaster and Coastal Skipper students.

Coastal & Offshore Navigation Reviews

"Providing you will [with] a solid foundation in the art of coastal and offshore navigation." (Boat Mart, March 2009) "...provides a solid foundation in the practicalities of plotting your route to a destination...worth its weight in gold." (All at Sea, March 2010).

About Tom Cunliffe

Tom Cunliffe is Britain's leading sailing writer. He is a worldwide authority on sailing instruction and an expert on traditional sailing craft. Tom has been a Yachtmaster Examiner since 1978 and has a gift for sharing his knowledge with good humour and an endless supply of tales of the sea.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Charts, publications & essential chartwork; Lights, buoys & night navigation; The rise & fall of the tide; Tidal streams; The steering compass; The estimated position; Traditional position fixing; Shaping a course; Electronic navigation techniques; The electronic chart plotter; Pilotage; Passage planning; Practical passage making; Conclusion

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Coastal & Offshore Navigation by Tom Cunliffe
Fernhurst Books Limited
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