Complete Yachtmaster - 9th Edition

Adlard Coles Complete Yachtmaster - 9th Edition

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MPN: SLG0082

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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 eighth 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.


Substantial updates for this edition include new material on navigation using tablets. Also includes new photography throughout.


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.


‘A gem, distilled from decades of experience' Yachting Monthly


‘Cunliffe's competence and authority radiate from the pages... thoroughly recommended' Little Ship Club


'There are all too few authors who not only know their subject but can write well about it. Tom Cunliffe is one' Cruising



  1. Introduction
  2. The skipper
  3. The theory of sailing
  4. Efficient sailing
  5. Basic seamanship under sail
  6. Boat handling under sail
  7. Boat handling under power
  8. Ropes and ropework
  9. Anchoring
  10. Yacht engines
  11. Sailing in heavy weather
  12. Navigation – an introduction
  13. Charts, publications and chart table tools
  14. Aids to navigation
  15. Tidal heights
  16. Tidal streams
  17. Traditional navigational inputs
  18. The estimated position
  19. Classical position fixing
  20. Satellites and radar
  21. Course shaping
  22. Navigational strategy
  23. Passage planning
  24. Pilotage
  25. Passage navigation
  26. Domestics of a passage
  27. Fog
  28. Collision avoidance in poor visibility
  29. Tactics and navigation in heavy weather
  30. Damage control
  31. Emergencies
  32. Man overboard
  33. Weather

Appendix: stability in sailing yachts


Table of Contents


1. The skipper
2. The theory of sailing
3. Efficient sailing
4. Basic seamanship under sail
5. Boat handling under sail
6. Boat handling under power
7. Ropes and ropework
8. Anchoring
9. Yacht engines
10. Sailing in heavy weather
11. Navigation – an introduction
12. Charts, publications and chart table tools
13. Aids to navigation
14. Tidal heights
15. Tidal streams
16. Traditional navigational inputs
17. The estimated position
18. Classical position fixing
19. Satellites and radar
20. Course shaping
21. Navigational strategy
22. Passage planning
23. Pilotage
24. Passage navigation
25. Domestics of a passage
26. Fog
27. Collision avoidance in poor visibility
28. Tactics and navigation in heavy weather
29. Damage control
30. Emergencies
31. Man overboard
32. Weather

320 Page Hardback

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