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Rya Basic Navigation

Author : Tim Bartlett
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RYA An Introduction to Navigation G G77

Author : Royal Yachting Association
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RYA An Introduction to Navigation is the latest in the RYA’s popular Navigation series. The book guides the reader through the basic steps of navigation so that they can learn to navigate successfully. It is therefore an absolute must for everybody, whether studying for the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship, or merely looking to refresh their knowledge. Chapters include: The purpose of navigation Measuring direction and distance Tides and buoys Pilotage and passage planning. Written by Melanie Bartlett, renowned marine journalist and author of RYA Navigation Handbook, RYA VHF Handbook and RYA Astro Navigation Handbook.

RYA Powerboat Handbook G G13

Author : Royal Yachting Association
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Powerboating is a fun, fast and exhilarating sport. The number of powerboats on the water is increasing and the need for both confidence and competence on the water has never been more important. If you are looking to progress to the intermediate levels of the RYA Powerboat Scheme then this new edition of the RYA Powerboat Handbook is a must. Becoming a capable and safe powerboater comes from a mixture of training, experience, and common sense. Updated with new information on electronic navigation and handling at speed, this book will help you acquire the knowledge and confidence to get the most from your time on the water. The examples bring concepts to life and methods are adapted to what is realistically achievable in an open powerboat. Chapters include: • Parts of a Boat • Types of Boats, Engines, Hulls, and Seating Arrangements • Propellers • Safety and Planning • Launch and Recovery • Boat Handling • Leaving and Coming Alongside • Anchoring • Travelling at Speed • Challenging Conditions • Man Overboard • Helicopter Rescue • Towing on the Water • Knots and Ropework • Collision Regulations • Buoyage • Navigation • Weather • Boating at Night and in Restricted Visibility • Trailing Your Boat • Cruising in a Powerboat • Buying and Owning a Boat • SOLAS V • Considering the Environment • Life-Saving Signals

RYA Power Schemes Instructor Handbook E G19

Author : Royal Yachting Association
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The RYA Power Schemes Instructor Handbook comprehensively covers the entire process of training as an RYA Power Instructor. It includes information on the whole RYA Power Scheme, the instructing qualifications available through the RYA and the methods required to teach each of the courses, including inland waterways and personal watercraft. This is a valuable reference, full of top tips and background about how people learn. This edition includes full-colour illustrations and photographs.

Day Skipper

Author : Pat Langley-Price
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The third edition of this bestselling course textbook covers all the theory and practical aspects of the RYA Day Skipper Certificate. It is also a clear and simple introduction to pilotage, navigation and general boatwork for anyone intending to make coastal passages in a small boat. Practical situations are simulated and a full-scale practice chart is included so that readers can practice the basics of navigation ashore using the navigation exercises in the book. It is a must for anyone intending to follow an RYA Day Skipper course. 'One of the best introductions to basic navigation and pilotage I have read for a long time' Yachting Monthly 'A sound textbook for anyone following the course' Practical Boat Owner

RYA Navigation Handbook G G6

Author : Royal Yachting Association
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This eBook is the second edition of the best-selling RYA Navigation Handbook and essential reading for anyone taking to the water and looking for the complete guide to navigation. Navigation techniques and practices have changed dramatically over the years and today, many sailors and motor boaters regard electronic instruments as their principal means of navigation. However, traditional methods still have an important part to play, as does knowledge of aspects such as tides, lights, buoys and beacons. This ebook edition has been redesigned with that in mind; to provide the reader with a sound understanding of the principles of navigation as well as providing insight into the ways in which electronic navigation can be used to best effect, including extended chapter summaries. This book will help to ensure the development of a ‘well rounded’ and competent navigator. Melanie Bartlett is one of the country’s leading experts on navigation. Melanie learnt to navigate as part of her professional training at Dartmouth Naval College and then since leaving the navy has become the Technical Editor of Motor Boat and Yachting magazine.

Navigation A Newcomer s Guide

Author : Sara Hopkinson
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Get to grips with navigation at sea. This best-selling book gives you all the information you need to know to do just that! It starts from scratch, uses no jargon and features diagrams and pictures, instead of words, wherever possible. It has been updated to cover all modern navigation. It is recommended by Fernhurst Books for beginners and Day Skipper students. Written by an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner who runs her own RYA Training Centre which specialises in navigation, it is the perfect place for newcomers to navigation to start. It explains simply how to look at charts, find your position, look at tides, plan your passage and determine the course to steer. It will help you find out where you are and how to get to where you want to be.

Day Skipper

Author : Penny Haire
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RYA Yachtmaster Handbook G G70

Author : Royal Yachting Association
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The RYA Yachtmaster examination is the gold-standard qualification for sail and power boaters the world over. This eBook is the RYA’s official and definitive guide to the exam. It offers a unique insight into what you need to know, how the exam will be conducted, and the skills required. Whether you are going to take the exam, or are thinking of it and want to find out what you will face on the day, this is the book that you must have. Author James Stevens is the creator of the current RYA Yachtmaster scheme for sail and power boats. Formerly the RYA’s Training Manager, he has over 30 years’ experience examining, and there is nobody better to help you succeed.

Day Skipper for Sail and Power

Author : Alison Noice
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Day Skipper for Sail and Power is a major reference book for anyone following the RYA Day Skipper course. Right up to date with new developments and covering all the theory and practical aspects of the RYA Day Skipper Certificate with full colour photography and helpful diagrams, it is also a clear and simple introduction to pilotage, navigation and general boatwork for anyone intending to make coastal passages in a small boat. With its refreshingly practical approach and by the same author as the highly successful Yachtmaster for Sail and Power, no one intending to follow an RYA Day Skipper course whether for sail or power can afford to be without this lively, helpful guide to complement the course and assist with exam preparation. An accompanying Day Skipper Exercises for Sail and Power is available.

RYA Yachtmaster Scheme Instructor Handbook G G27

Author : Royal Yachting Association
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This eBook is aimed at those running shorebased, sail and motor cruising courses within the RYA Yachtmaster Scheme. Principals and instructors alike will benefit from the guidance and information on recognition, communication, coaching/instructing techniques and course planning. Those new to the scheme can find out how to qualify as instructors for practical and shorebased courses. The guidance provided within this book is intended to assist instructors and examiners in ensuring they do all they can to meet the high standards expected of them, not only of the RYA but also by the students. Chapters include: RYA Instructor Code of Conduct Coaching and Instructing Techniques RYA Cruising, Yachtmaster and Instructor Courses Organising Practical Courses Qualification of Instructors for Teaching Shorebased Courses The Organisation and Conduct of Offshore Exams

RYA European Waterways Regulations G G17

Author : Royal Yachting Association
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This is the RYA’s official title to support the CEVNI test to assist with the level of understanding needed to pass the test, which is a legal requirement (as well as carrying a CEVNI book on board) when using the European inland waterways. The CEVNI code was devised by the United Nations in 1985 and governs navigation on all interconnected European inland waterways, and was established to enable boatmen of all nationalities to communicate, and to understand what is going on without the need to speak each other’s language. This edition of RYA European Waterways Regulations has been fully updated and is essential reading for anyone taking the CEVNI qualification. The exciting new digital format, with user-friendly text and illustrations, enables the reader to find information quickly – a perfect learning tool and reference. Key chapters include: - Visual Signs - Rules of the Road (particularly blue boarding) - Sample CEVNI test questions Our author Tam Murrell has been boating for business and pleasure since the late 1950s ranging from working narrow boats and barges on UK inland waters to small coasters trading in and around the Thames estuary and into northern Europe. Since 1995 he and his wife Di have spent much of their time on continental waterways on their 24m Dutch barge, and run a barge-handling school in France for RYA and French qualifications.

RYA Personal Watercraft Handbook G G35

Author : Royal Yachting Association
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RYA Personal Watercraft Handbook, the essential text for anyone taking an RYA personal watercraft course. Clearly written text, technical illustrations and full-colour photographs teach personal watercraft riders old and new about everything from pre-launch checks to offshore cruising. This new edition also advises on legal requirements, towing, passage planning and contains the syllabuses for both the RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency Course and the RYA Introduction to Personal Watercraft Safety Course. This digital version is enhanced with video which adds a whole new dimension to learning the techniques. We have also linked the syllabus content to the relevant pages to help you quickly identify what areas you might need a little work on and where to get that information. As a learning tool, what more could you ask for? Please note: Due to the nature of this digital product, there is no riding log included like the printed version.

The Adlard Coles Book of Navigation

Author : Melanie Bartlett
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The Adlard Coles Book of Navigation is the perfect reference for anyone following an RYA navigation course, from Day Skipper through to Yachtmaster Offshore and for any seafarer requiring a knowledge of navigation. This highly practical book explains everything the reader needs to know to navigate a yacht or motorboat from one port to another safely and accurately. Using clear diagrams, worked examples and colour photographs throughout, Tim Bartlett explains each stage of navigation, including electronic navigation. 'Excellent bestselling reference...you should be able to do it once you've read this!' Kelvin Hughes ''Particularly useful for readers with little navigational experience...will also appeal to anyone studying for navigational qualifications.' The Nautical Magazine 'A must-have for any coastal and offshore yachtsman.' Yachting Monthly

Day Skipper for Sail and Power

Author : Alison Noice
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Day Skipper for Sail and Power is a major reference book for anyone following the RYA Day Skipper course. Brought thoroughly up-to-date with new developments and covering all the theory and practical aspects of the RYA Day Skipper Certificate with full colour photography, helpful diagrams and worked examples, it is also a clear and comprehensive manual for anyone intending to make coastal passages in a small boat, covering: - seamanship - safety equipment - preventing collisions at sea - navigation and chart work - tides and tidal streams - pilotage - passage planning - weather - engine operation and maintenance - the most up-to-date VHF radio procedures With its refreshingly practical approach and by the same author as the highly successful Yachtmaster for Sail and Power, no one intending to follow an RYA Day Skipper course whether for sail or power can afford to be without this lively, helpful guide to complement the course and assist with exam preparation.

Yachtmaster for Sail and Power

Author : Roger Seymour
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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, all illustrated with colour photographs, charts and worked examples throughout. It covers: · Chartwork - with useful worked 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 - the latest information on maritime communications including GMDSS · Weather - the elements of meteorology, weather sources and forecasts · Safety and survival - new SOLAS regulations · Stability and buoyancy - principles simply explained Including the latest updates, new artwork and a modern, user-friendly design, this fifth edition compliments the syllabus and assists with exam preparation. It's an essential companion for anyone enrolling on the RYA Yachtmaster course, whether for sail or power.

Yachtmaster for Sail and Power

Author : Alison Noice
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A comprehensive textbook for anyone embarking on an RYA Yachtmaster course.

RYA Offshore Sailing E G87

Author : Royal Yachting Association
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Offshore Sailing is exciting and brings adventure, discovery and freedom to those who undertake a long-distanced journey. For anyone who is going or thinking of going on such a passage, RYA Offshore Sailing is the essential companion. It discusses the fundamental characteristics of what does and what doesn’t make a good offshore cruising yacht and ensures that there is a perfect balance of practical information on safety, equipment, boat design and sails both for monohulls and multihulled boats. There is also excellent advice on how a skipper can make the journey as comfortable as possible for them and their crew. Chapters include: Crew Comfort Water Supply & Conservation Preparing for the Tropics Self-Steering The Energy Equation It will appeal particularly to those planning to make an ocean crossing for the first time, either individually or as part of an organised rally. In doing so, it is likely that there will be a need to upgrade and equip the yacht to modern offshore standards for the voyage and to prepare it for the particular requirements of cruising in the tropics. Written by Dick McClary, a highly experienced sailor in many parts of the world’s waters, RYA Offshore Sailing is sure to fire the enthusiasm of anyone looking to head for the clear waters of the open ocean.

Ethnomethodology at Play

Author : Peter Tolmie
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This book outlines the specific character of the ethnomethodological approach to 'play'; that is, to everyday sport and leisure activities that people generally engage in for enjoyment, at home or as a 'hobby'. With chapters on cooking, running, playing music, dancing, rock climbing, sailing, fly fishing and going out for the day as a family, Ethnomethodology at Play provides an introduction to the key conceptual resources drawn upon by ethnomethodology in its studies of these activities, whilst exploring the manner in which people 'work' at their everyday leisure. Demonstrating the breadth of ethnomethodological analysis and showing how no topic is beyond ethnomethodology's fundamental respecification, Ethnomethodology at Play sets out for the serious reader and researcher the precise contribution of ethnomethodology to sociological studies of sport and leisure and ordinary domestic pastimes. As such this groundbreaking volume constitutes a significant contribution to both ethnomethodology and sociology in general, as well as to the sociology of sport and leisure, the sociology of domestic and daily life and cultural studies.

The Practical Guide to Celestial Navigation

Author : Phil Somerville
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The practical guide to celestial navigation - know what to do step by step, understand why you're doing it, and be confident that you can put it into practice when on board. Did you know that a person standing on the equator is effectively travelling at 900mph? And did you know that you can use this information to work out where you are in the world, to an accuracy of about 3 or 4 miles? No GPS, no computers. Just a sextant, some tables from an Almanac and the knowledge in this book. It's the only back up if the GPS goes down, so it's a matter of safety. If you want to qualify as a commercial skipper/superyacht captain you need to know how to carry out celestial navigation. And if you want to pass the RYA Ocean YachtmasterTM exam, you need to know it too. It's a major stumbling block for many sailors wanting or needing to take their next qualifications, and the other books on the market are complex and often assume some prior understanding. This book fulfils the need for a clear explanation of celestial navigation, illustrated with colour diagrams and including unique checklist sheets to enable you to repeat all those calculations you learned back at home, when you're on deck. Without overwhelming the reader with a load of theory from the off, the author breaks down what you need to do, step by step, explaining why at every point – giving the information context, and making it more interesting and memorable. He has trained students in this subject for years, and here he's able to use his experiences of what works, and what are the common pitfalls – he even includes a troubleshooting chapter near the end, going through errors commonly made, and how to spot them. The objective is that readers will finish the book not only knowing what to do, but really understanding why, and being able to make sense of it all again later (rather than just getting through and exam and finding themselves at a loss when on deck). The author also includes time-tested 'proformas' – quick reference sheets that sailors can refer to when they come to putting the theory into practice on board, avoiding the terrifying 'cold start' that most sailors experience when they suddenly need to put their theoretical knowledge to the test in the real world.