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Whether out for an afternoon's sail or embarking on a long offshore passage, there is always an element of chance and uncertainty about being at sea. To be responsible for the wellbeing of both crew and vessel, a good skipper needs to know their limitations and ensure they are operating well within the margins of safety. Safe Skipper is a practical and thought provoking guide for yacht skippers of all levels of experience, full of invaluable advice and tips on how to reduce to the minimum the risks of mishaps and equipment failure at sea. There's a wide range of information on seamanship, preparation, seaworthiness, gear, boat handling, leadership, teamwork, watch keeping, communications, navigation, weather and emergency procedures, all delivered in a highly practical, lively, non-preachy fashion. Included throughout are useful checklists, box-outs and case studies of accidents and their causes, with survivors' testimonials and explanations of how disasters were avoided, or could have been, all of which provides valuable lessons for everyone who goes to sea.
|Publication date:||26th February 2015|
|Author:||Simon Jollands, Rupert Holmes|
|Publisher:||Adlard Coles Nautical an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Navigation & seamanship, Boating,|
Simon Jollands is a former international TV producer and lifelong sailing enthusiast who has filmed many major sailing events plus written and directed sea safety films for the RNLI. He is also the co-founder of mobile app publisher The Other Hat that specialises in producing nautical reference apps. Rupert Holmes is a prolific and in-demand author and expert on dinghy sailing, yacht cruising and boat building as well as maintenance. He has contributed to the Sailing Bible, the Boat Maintenance Bible, the Boat Repair Bible and the Dinghy Bible, all published by Adlard Coles Nautical.More About Simon Jollands, Rupert Holmes