This practical guide to offshore sailing will appeal to all those sailors who have honed their skills as day sailors, racers and coastal sailors and who are now planning to go further and become bluewater sailors. Who doesn't dream of sailing to the Caribbean or the San Juan Islands, making landfall in Bermuda or Tahiti, crossing the Atlantic and exploring the Med, or even circumnavigating the globe? Ed Mapes, a USCG certified Master Mariner, sailing instructor and delivery skipper, has distilled his years of sailing and sail training experience in this book. From his many seminars at boat shows and training cruises he knows not only what the basics are but also what questions are most frequently asked. Here, he takes us from practical and psychological preparation to equipping your boat, navigation skills, heavy weather and eventually landfall. In addition, he covers dozens of other topics such as the safety and education of children aboard, how to deal with medical problems and what to expect when the Coast Guard boards your vessel.By taking you further offshore with skill and confidence this book will get you closer to the bluewater cruise of a lifetime.On offshore sailing yachts, this normally takes the form of an automatically inflating liferaft. ... prevent the raft from capsizing, a drogue, a self-inflating and supportive canopy, a system for righting the raft, and an entrance ramp. ... Liferaft Abandon ship bag EPIRB Radar Radar reflector Collision mat Man overboard pole Lifesling MOB alert system Preventer ... Instruction manual Water Survival instructions Graduated cup Parachute rockets Food rations Signaling mirror Fishing kit First aidanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Sheridan House, Inc. - 2008|