The vast majority of sailing yacht scenarios comprise a couple sailing the boat together, and needing to carry out all manoeuvres and activities themselves with no help from a back-up crew. Their boat handling, navigation, sail handling, anchoring and mooring skills all have to be carried out both efficiently and effectively, preferably with the minimum of physical effort (to conserve energy). But most sailing technique books assume a crew of 3 or 4, all willing to lend a hand. This book is therefore a first, addressing the most common sailing scenarios that anyone cruising will have to deal with, and providing clever, original, highly effective (and most importantly successfully tried and tested by the author) techniques and solutions for dealing with the huge variety of essential operations on a boat from sail setting and reefing, to picking up mooring buoys in a variety of wind and tide situations, anchoring, berthing and leaving a pontoon shorthanded, picking up a man overboard, sailing in fog and heavy weather and even going up the mast. This book will be a godsend to anyone sailing single or shorthanded including couples with young children who need to be supervised by one parent whilst the other runs the boat. Organised into techniques for different cruising scenarios, the book features step by step sequential photos showing exactly how to approach each situation and carry out the task in hand.... man overboard retrieval with LiveSavers from Duncan Wells (www.lifesavers. co.uk) and provide video links to show some of the ... Throughout the book you will see a symbol like this and the words a#39;scan this QR code to watch a video on...a#39; . If you have a smart phone or tablet and a quick response (QR) code reader app, which you can download for free, then ... As a teenager I sailed on a few racing boats, spent ages sitting on the weather rail being fed Mars bars every now and thenanbsp;...
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