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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.
Reeds Marine Distance Tables are the perfect ready-reckoner for captains, navigators and owners of merchant and cruise ships large and small wanting a quick and accurate distance reference between all the regularly used commercial ports around the world. They are also of increasing value to the superyacht fleet. The book is divided into key 'market areas', and includes a pull-out map for area identification and easy see-at-a-glance port reference. Traffic Separation Schemes are calculated into the tables whilst the distance to any port not included can easily be determined by making an approximation from the next closest port. Useful tables of major 'turning points' around the world (such as Cape Finisterre, Cape Horn and the Dover Straits), Transatlantic distances, world time zones, and time and speed conversion tables are also included. As well as incorporating general updates and improvements, this edition has been expanded to include distances both within and through the North West Passage, providing high latitude linkage between major North Pacific ports such as Vancouver, Vladivostok and Shanghai and those in the North Atlantic, Norwegian and Barents Seas, such as Reykjavik, Narvik and Archangel. Reeds Marine Distance Tables are an invaluable reference for ship owners, operators, brokers, navigators and superyacht skippers. Using this one reference, anyone can calculate the shortest or most economical distances between all the major ports in the world. 'A first class reference' Nautical Magazine 'Clear and simple support for anyone wanting to calculate the shortest or most economical distance between major ports' Telegraph
Regardless of rank or time in service, all Coast Guard personnel find this manual to be essential to their professional development. Its value as a ready source of guidance is attested to by generations of men and women who have made it a part of their personal libraries since 1952, when the first edition was published. Today, it remains the basic training manual for entry-level personnel at enlisted and officer training schools. This tenth edition is designed to bring the reader into the twenty-first century of training and operations. New materials and photographs fully describe the modern Coast Guard and its equipment. Updated information is offered on Coast Guard missions, organisation, history, maritime law enforcement, intelligence, among other subjects. Continued emphasis is placed on safety of life, protection of national assets, and defending the homeland. This book is ideal for anyone serving in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Plans included: Charlotte Amalie (St Thomas) (1:30,000) Cruz Bay (St John) (1:20,000) Road Harbour, Sea Cow Bay & Nanny Cay Marina (Tortola) (1:20,000) Benner Bay (St Thomas) (1:20,000) Great Camanoe to Scrub Island (1:20,000)
Plans included: Road Harbour & Approaches (Tortola) (1:20,000) Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour (Virgin Gorda) (1:20,000) South Sound (Virgin Gorda) (1:20,000) Gorda Sound (Virgin Gorda) (1:25,000) Great Camanoe to Scrub Island (1:20,000) Fat Hogs Bay & Maya Cove (Tortola) (1:20,000)
Plans included: Charlotte Amalie (St Thomas) (1:30,000) Cruz Bay (St John) (1:20,000) Road Harbour, Sea Cow Bay & Nanny Cay Marina (Tortola) (1:20,000) Benner Bay (St Thomas) (1:20,000) Great Camanoe to Scrub Island (1:20,000) Road Harbour & Approaches (Tortola) (1:20,000) Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour (Virgin Gorda) (1:20,000) South Sound (Virgin Gorda) (1:20,000) Gorda Sound (Virgin Gorda) (1:25,000) Great Camanoe to Scrub Island (1:20,000) Fat Hogs Bay & Maya Cove (Tortola) (1:20,000)
Scale: 1:1,000,000 WGS 84 Imray Virgin and Leeward Islands
This is the reassuring voice of the ocean sailing community. Your big adventure starts here. For many sailors, an ocean passage is the big dream. But many will worry that they don't have the right experience, that their boat isn't strong enough, or that it will be prohibitively expensive and difficult. Ocean Sailing will prepare you for an ocean passage by painting a picture of what ocean sailing is really like, through the experiences of others who have gone before. Topics covered range from safety to boat kit and preparations, budgeting to staying in touch with home, equipment breakdowns to health and weather. Members of three great cruising clubs - the Royal Cruising Club, Ocean Cruising Club, and the Cruising Club of America - share their vast wealth of experience, and by focusing on the practicalities of ocean sailing, allay the anxieties and doubts of prospective ocean cruisers to ensure a deeply satisfying ocean voyage.
A compact, handy summary of the key things you need to consider when planning a passage by sea and when managing your ship on that passage: the perfect quick reference guide to keep onboard. The book covers the timetable for developing a passage plan and goes through all the elements you should consider: port information, routeing, weather, tides, timings and safety. It then takes you through ship management on the passage: the crew briefing, roles, routines, pre-sail checks, watch keeping and much more. Splash-proof and spiral bound - allowing you to lay it out flat on the chart table - this little book stands up to frequent use and will be a valued companion as you plan and execute your passage.