Nautical Pocketbooks #: The New Crew's Pocketbook (2nd Edition)

A Pocket Guide for Newcomers to Cruising: from Your First Sail to Becoming a Key Crew Member

Nautical Pocketbooks #: The New Crew's Pocketbook  (2nd Edition)
Tim Davison
NZ$ 33.99
Our Price:
NZ$ 28.04
h210 x 100mm - 80pg
8 Jun 2021 UK
International import eta 10-19 days
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Going aboard a sailing yacht for the first time is an exciting experience, but it can be a bit daunting. It introduces you to many unknowns: terra firma is left behind, the boat is propelled by something you can' t see (the wind), there are ropes everywhere and a whole new vocabulary opens up!Your skipper will brief you on the key things you need to know, but this book is a great opportunity to learn a bit beforehand which will give you the basic knowledge to work the boat, be safe, have fun. . . and be asked back for more!Written in a friendly and approachable way, it assumes no nautical knowledge and uses diagrams and photographs to demystify the art of sailing. Devised to be read by new crew before they arrive at the boat, it is also great to keep on board as a quick and easy reference guide. Ideal for skippers to give to anyone joining them on board for the first time. As soon as a person steps aboard they are crewing: drawn into casting off, hoisting sails, winching and even steering. It' s impossible to cover everything in your briefing, so any knowledge they can gain beforehand is a blessing and will make your yacht a happier, safer place for everyone.
"Tim Davison has drawn on his well of knowledge, using it to ensure the newbie' s apprehension is put to rest quickly. It is a book that will surely allow the newcomer to become a competent, confident crew; and even the ' old hands' may do well to reacquaint themselves with some of the advice on offer. " (Sailing Magazine); "A useful ready-reckoner. " (Yachting Monthly).
Tim Davison is a past National and European sailing champion with thousands of cruising miles in his wake. He is a highly experienced skipper who has welcomed many new crews on board his own yacht.

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