Stress-free Sailing

Single and Short-handed Techniques

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Author: Duncan Wells

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472919742

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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The vast majority of sailing yacht scenarios comprise a couple sailing the boat together, and needing to carry out all manoeuvres and activities themselves with no help from a back-up crew. Their boat handling, navigation, sail handling, anchoring and mooring skills all have to be carried out both efficiently and effectively, preferably with the minimum of physical effort (to conserve energy). But most sailing technique books assume a crew of 3 or 4, all willing to lend a hand. This book is therefore a first, addressing the most common sailing scenarios that anyone cruising will have to deal with, and providing clever, original, highly effective (and most importantly successfully tried and tested by the author) techniques and solutions for dealing with the huge variety of essential operations on a boat – from sail setting and reefing, to picking up mooring buoys in a variety of wind and tide situations, anchoring, berthing and leaving a pontoon shorthanded, picking up a man overboard, sailing in fog and heavy weather – and even going up the mast. This book will be a godsend to anyone sailing single or shorthanded – including couples with young children who need to be supervised by one parent whilst the other runs the boat. Organised into techniques for different cruising scenarios, the book features step by step sequential photos showing exactly how to approach each situation and carry out the task in hand.

Die Welt im Sturm erobert

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Author: Tania Aebi,Bernadette Brennan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783768815277

Category:

Page: 349

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Tania Aebi, erste und jüngste amerikanische Weltumseglerin, erzählt erfrischend und geradezu hinreißend die Geschichte ihrer erstaunlichen und in jeder Hinsicht bewegenden 27 000-Meilen-Reise. Sie ist ein flippiger New Yorker Teenager, der mit seiner Clique die Nächte in den Discos herumhängt, als ihr Vater sie vor die Wahl stellt: ab aufs College oder Weltumseglung ? allein. Die 18-Jährige nimmt die Herausforderung an. Aus purer Abenteuerlust, aber auch, um dem Vater zu beweisen, dass sie sehr wohl Stehvermögen hat. Ihre Slup VARUNA ist knapp acht Meter lang. Vom Segeln weiß sie nicht viel mehr als das, was sie sich an Bord der väterlichen Yacht auf einer Atlantik-Überquerung abgeguckt hat. Doch was aus Abenteuerlust begann, wird zu einer Reise der Selbsterfahrung: Stürme, eine Kollision, eine Beinahe-Kenterung, Verletzungen ? sie will durchhalten, um jeden Preis, und sie schafft es. Obwohl sie mehrfach in Versuchung gerät, endgültig aufzugeben. Und sie verliebt sich zweimal. Oliver, ein junger Schweizer, ebenfalls einhand unterwegs, ist es schließlich, der Tania, als sie nach New York zurückkehrt, dort bereits erwartet. Sie hat nicht nur ihn, sondern im doppelten Sinne ?die Welt im Sturm erobert?.

Stress-Free Motorboating

Single and Short-Handed Techniques

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Author: Duncan Wells

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472947290

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 6357

Stress-free Motorboating is the answer to all single- or short-handed crews' prayers. Highly illustrated with step by step photographs, this unique handbook tackles the most common motorboating situations anyone cruising along the coast or river will have to manage - whether cruising along a river or the coast. It covers tricky procedures for getting off (and then back on) a marina berth, anchoring, mooring to a buoy or jetty, motoring in big seas, entering locks, and even picking up a man overboard, with QR codes linking to helpful instructional action videos. Essential advice is given about fuel monitoring, engine care and maintenance, looking after batteries, and many more issues specific to motorboats. Stress-free Motorboating will be a godsend to all crews, whether aboard a 35-footer, a sports runabout or a 60-foot displacement cruiser, whether crossing the Channel or just pottering along the coast or a river.

Stress-Free Navigation

Electronic and Traditional

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Author: Duncan Wells

Publisher: Adlard Coles

ISBN: 9781472962348

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 9608

An indispensable myth-busting guide to the reality of navigation. All boaters, whether under sail or under power, need to be able to navigate safely on the water--both to keep themselves and their crew out of trouble and to avoid endangering others. Yet navigation has often been presented almost as a black art--complicated, full of tricky math, and with alien concepts to get your head around. "Mr. Stress-Free" having in his previous books presented techniques for sailing and motorboating in an accessible, manageable fashion, Duncan Wells now turns his attention to navigation. He makes concepts easy to understand and the practice of navigation perfectly achievable for all--with minimum stress. The book covers the basic introductory elements clearly and simply for novices, and progresses through more advanced techniques for experienced navigators, so that there is something for everyone, whatever their skill level. Diagrams, quick-reference tables and flowcharts, explanatory step-by-step photographs, box features, top tips and QR codes--giving access to explanatory videos--are all features that have been much appreciated by readers of Duncan's other top-selling titles.

Reading the Clouds

How You Can Forecast the Weather

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Author: Oliver Perkins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472960165

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 2780

Wouldn't it be useful to be able to accurately predict the weather simply by reading the clouds? Well, with this book, you can! TV forecasts, online predictions and smartphone apps are all based on the same data – a number-crunched overview of how air pressure and temperature affect the weather across a large geographical area. But to get an idea of how the weather will develop for the precise spot where you're standing (or walking, sailing, golfing, fishing, etc) you don't need any equipment or a wifi connection – you just need to look up. This book will give you a broad understanding of why the clouds are symptoms of weather patterns, not causes. By reading these signs in the sky and referring to the explanatory colour photographs, you will discover exactly what those signs mean. An at-a-glance guide to the clouds for anyone anywhere in the world, on land or at sea, this book will enable you to predict the weather by recognising cloud types, shapes, colour and behaviour. It will be an invaluable companion for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities. 'Well researched - practical information in an easy to assimilate form' - Professor Richard Collier, former President of the Royal Meteorological Society 'So good that my Yachtmaster candidates would do well to read it. I learned something from this book. I bet you do too' - Tom Cunliffe, author of The Complete Day Skipper and The Complete Yachtmaster 'Absolutely brilliant; a must for anyone who does anything outside and for whom the weather might be important. Everyone, wherever they are in the world, will get something from this book' - Duncan Wells, author ofStress-Free Sailing and Stress-Free Motorboating

GMDSS

A User's Handbook

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Author: Denise Bréhaut

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472945670

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) - the maritime equivalent to the emergency services number - provides a fast and efficient way of calling for assistance at sea, whatever the size of craft or its location. Denise Bréhaut explains the operation of the system as a whole and clearly outlines the procedures required to get help quickly, as well as covering the syllabi of the General Operator's Certificate (GOC), the Long Range Certificate (LRC) and the Restricted Operator's Certificate (ROC). Concise descriptions of channel usage, call signs, types of transmission and equipment allow novices as well as long-time users to thoroughly understand this life-saving communications system. The 6th edition of GMDSS incorporates all the changes to the regulations that came into force in 2009 as well as the 2016 system updates. GMDSS: A User's Handbook has proved an invaluable reference for exam candidates and equipment users alike for almost 20 years - it is the GMDSS bible. The clear and lucid text is supported with illustrations, handy Q&A sections and a quick-reference revision guide for GOC and LRC students. Since it was first published, this book has helped explain the system for anyone using GMDSS and has been excellent pre-course reading for students.

Segeln für Dummies

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Author: J. J. Isler,Peter Isler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527709495

Category: Sailing

Page: 404

View: 7017

Surfen und Segeln gehoren zu den schonsten Vergnugen im Urlaub am Meer. Wieso also nicht teilhaben am Wasserspa und selber einmal im Boot uber die Wogen flitzen? Bleiben Sie kein Suwassermatrose und lernen Sie, dass aufschieen, wenden und halsen keine mittelalterlichen Foltermethoden sind! Das Autoren- und Ehepaar JJ. und Peter Isler erklart Ihnen humorvoll und kompetent die wichtigen Grundbegriffe des Segelns, zeigt Ihnen die verschiedenen Techniken sich vom Wind treiben zu lassen und gibt Ihnen viele Tipps und Tricks rund um's Boot. Also rein in den Sudwester und lassen Sie sich den Wind um die Nase wehen! Sie erfahren: * Wie die einzelnen Schiffstypen heien und weshalb es sie gibt * Was die ganzen seltsamen Segelbegriffe eigentlich bedeuten * Wo Luv und wo Lee liegt * Wie Sie Sicherheit an Bord herstellen * Was Sie uber Wetter und Navigation wissen mussen * Tipps zum Kauf und Chartern von Segelbooten * Wie die Regatta-Regeln aussehen * Welche Seemannsknoten es gibt und wie sie geknupft werden

Wie ich die Dinge geregelt kriege

Selbstmanagement für den Alltag

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Author: David Allen

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492972314

Category: Self-Help

Page: 432

View: 4292

Eigentlich sollte man längst bei einem Termin sein, doch dann klingelt das Handy und das E-Mail-Postfach quillt auch schon wieder über. Für Sport und Erholung bleibt immer weniger Zeit und am Ende resigniert man ausgebrannt, unproduktiv und völlig gestresst. Doch das muss nicht sein. Denn je entspannter wir sind, desto kreativer und produktiver werden wir. Mit David Allens einfacher und anwendungsorientierter Methode wird beides wieder möglich: effizient zu arbeiten und die Freude am Leben zurückzugewinnen.

Die sonderbare letzte Reise des Donald Crowhurst

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Author: Ron Hall,Nicholas Tomalin

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492953239

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 6995

Ein Klassiker über ein zeitlos spannendes Abenteurerschicksal Im Juli 1969 wird mitten im Atlantik eine Jacht entdeckt – die Segel sind gesetzt, aber der Trimaran ist leer. Nur die Log- und Tagebücher befinden sich noch an Bord und offenbaren ein dunkles Geheimnis. Ihr Verfasser Donald Crowhurst war acht Monate zuvor aufgebrochen, um im Wettstreit mit namhaften Seglern wie Robin Knox-Johnston und Bernard Moitessier als schnellster Solosegler nonstop die Welt zu umrunden. Was damals kaum jemand wusste: Crowhurst verfügte weder über Hochseeerfahrung noch über ein seetaugliches Boot. Doch warum war der Unternehmer und Familienvater dennoch bei dem Rennen, das die Sunday Times mit einem Preisgeld von 5000 Pfund ausgelost hatte, angetreten? Und was ist an Bord geschehen, dass er für immer verschollen blieb? Einfühlsam arbeiten die Autoren anhand der letzten Aufzeichnungen die Vorgeschichte und sonderbaren Abläufe auf See auf. Sie berichten von menschlichem Streben und Versagen. Erzählen eine Geschichte über Heldentum, in der kein Held vorkommt. Und zeichnen das Porträt eines bemerkenswerten Mannes, der am Ende keinen Ausweg mehr sah. »Crowhursts Geschichte ist dramatischer als alle anderen, geheimnisvoller und dunkler als ›All is lost‹.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin »Eine der außergewöhnlichsten Seefahrtgeschichten, die je veröffnetlicht wurde.« The Washington Post »Ein Meisterstück.« The New Yorker »Eines der packendsten Lesestücke über das Segeln überhaupt.« FAZ

Country Life

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Country life

Page: N.A

View: 9790

Stressfrei Segeln

Perfekte Manöver für Einhandsegler und kleine Crews

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Author: Duncan Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783667103901

Category:

Page: 160

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Stressfrei Motorbootfahren

Perfekte Manöver für Einhandskipper und kleine Crews

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Author: Duncan Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783667110824

Category:

Page: 160

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Stress-Free Success

How to Really Achieve All Your Goals Without Giving Up Your Life

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Author: Jeffrey D. Smith

Publisher: Center For Personal Excellence

ISBN: 9781890190194

Category: Stress (Psychology)

Page: 236

View: 9159

Segeltrimm in Theorie und Praxis

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Author: Peter Hahne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783613506619

Category:

Page: 158

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Theorie und viel Praxis des richtigen Segeltrimms unter den verschiedensten Bedingungen für Skipper von Kielyachten.

The Everything Sailing Book

From Rigging to Reaching--All of the Information You Need to Set Sail

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Author: Michael Smorenburg,Nikki Smorenburg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781580626712

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 289

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A revised edition of the practical, hands-on guide to sailing on all levels. The book walks readers step by step through all the techniques they need to get underway and on the sea. Illustrations.

Fire & Stone

Der komische Vogel bist Du

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Author: Dag Schuldig

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3738043888

Category: Fiction

Page: 82

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Singperlen für einen Kanarienvogel - den er nicht hat; einen Kater für eine Katze - die er nicht hat. Frauen rennen Oliver Stone die Bude ein, weil sie auf seinem Pony reiten wollen - das er nicht hat! Aber was für ein Haustier hat der gutausehende Single Oliver Stone den nun? Eine verrückte Geschichte ist das!

Sail On

Insights About Life and Leadership from Wind and Water

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Author: Melissa Deveney

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483628116

Category: Poetry

Page: 101

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Is it possible to explain the secrets of life and leadership through the process of competitive sailing? You be the judge. Read on to unveil the mystery and power of what lies beneath the surface in your place of work, your family and your life. Learn how to shift with the ever- changing conditions of your environment and effortlessly ride the tide toward a more fulfilling life. Through its poetic tapestry, this book will help you learn to weave a team together into autonomous unity as it strives to achieve a common goal. With sailing as your guide, tap into seemingly hidden forces that will help you succeed in life and as a leader. Even though you can't change the wind, you can always adjust your sails. This book gives you the proper bearing needed to navigate rough waters and find your way to smoother seas where you can Sail On to archieve your greatest potential. "Perfect for a rainy day, warm fire, and hot coffee ... it is GREAT! " - Terry Hutchinson, America's Cup Skipper and Tactician, 2008 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, six-time World Champion and father of three. "Melissa Deveney has managed to mesh ancient Eastern wisdom with insights and metaphors associated with becoming more attuned in sailing and in life." - Dr. Tim Herzog, Licensed Counselor and Mental Skills Coach at Reaching Ahead, Former Head Coach at Boston College Sailing Team and self-proclaimed "nerd". "Not only does this book insight a reevaluation of our world view... it suggests independent lenses through which life experience can be assessed as they are allowed to influence our own sense of self." - William Mace, Retired Director of Electronics at NASA during the "Space Race", designer of the X-15 nose cone (the first of its kind to self-correct flight trajectory) and devoutly active member of the Episcopal Church. "Melissa Deveney has written an easy to read, thoughtful book that is a must read for all competitive sailors. By following these concepts a sailor will excel using the mind to handle any situation the wind, water or competition throws at you. These helpful ideas should be reviewed before any major race." - Gary Jobson, President of US Sailing, America's Cup Champion, US Sailing Hall of Fame Member, Author, ESPN Commentator, Emmy Winner and Lymphoma Survivor.