This book covers all the basics, with handy fact boxes to highlight especially important information, the authors have lent a modern, real-world approach to the subject matter, and the wonderful illustrations bring it to life.

Contents include:

– Introduction
– Navigation: chart symbols, radar fact box, using the sounder, finding your position on the chart, maintaining an estimated position, course to steer
– Seamanship: your crew, passage planning, anchoring, manoeuvering, mooring, towing, catching a buoy, heaving to
– Safety and emergencies: identifying likely emergencies (grounding, loss of rigging/mast, leaks, loss of steering, man overboard, sinking and taking to the liferaft) with self-help solutions, calling for help, equipment, VHF procedures, fire and gas, fixing an engine, knowing when help should be sought without delay
– First aid: CPR, breathing problems, drowning, shock, trauma, treating wounds, burns, broken limbs, hypothermia, seasickness, allergies, abdominal pains/nose bleed
– Weather: sea breeze, low pressure, wind, fog, squalls, forecasting
– Environment: bird/seal protection areas, microplastics, holding tanks, old boats, bottom paint
– Appendix: rules of road,traffic separation zones, day and night signals, light characteristics, life saving signals, flags/morse

By: Mike Westin, Olle Landsell, Nina Olofsson, Par Olofsson

Publisher : Adlard Coles; 1st edition (March 11, 2021)


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