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Sara Hopkinson - Author

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Books by Sara Hopkinson

Navigation: A Newcomer's Guide

Navigation: A Newcomer's Guide

Author: Sara Hopkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2020

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. In a new innovation, diagrams from this book are being made available to navigation instructors to use in their own classes.

RYA Day Skipper Handbook - Sail

RYA Day Skipper Handbook - Sail

Author: Sara Hopkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2010

VHF Companion

VHF Companion

Author: Sara Hopkinson Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 09/01/2009

A handy, splash-proof, on-the-water reference guide to every type of radio call, from Mayday to calling another boat or shore station. It also covers DSC, Pan Pan and other emergency calls. Heavily illustrated to make it easy to understand and follow.

VHF Afloat

VHF Afloat

Author: Sara Hopkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2008

VHF Afloat explains how to use your VHF DSC radio. It covers licensing the equipment and gaining the operator certificate, and then takes you through each type of call. Each procedure is clearly illustrated using the yacht Sierra, to show how the radio is used on a passage to communicate with marinas, other vessels and the Coastguard, including how a MAYDAY is managed by the rescue services. Use VHF Afloat to help pass the assessment, and then keep it on board when you need to make a call - the facts will be right at your fingertips.