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Yachting Monthly's Expert Sailing Skills - No Nonsense Advice That Really Works

Friday, February 17, 2012 8:08 am EST

There are plenty of sailing and seamanship skills than don’t feature on the syllabus of even the most advanced official sailing course – and a wealth of such wisdom can be found in the pages of Expert Sailing Skills.

There’s advice on everything from fixing an engine to recovering a casualty from the water - and all of it is delivered with lively prose and hundreds of easy to follow photographs and diagrams. Sections include:

  • Seamanship
  • Navigation
  • Boat handling
  • Sail trim
  • Skippering
  • Emergencies

Tom Cunliffe tackles real issues, often at the invitation of everyday sailors who want to get the most from their sailing. This isn’t tick-box instruction, it’s practical advice that really works, with dozens of handy tips.

Tom Cunliffe teaches sailors how to improve a vast range of sailing skills, from dropping anchor to planning a passage and from sailing harmoniously with your partner to using onboard electronics. Each chapter is highly illustrated with step-by-step photos.

This A4-sized hardback has been created by selecting, editing and redesigning the best practical articles from the pages of Yachting Monthly magazine. Information that will help sailors at every level is guaranteed.

Tom Cunliffe is a worldwide authority on sailing instruction and an expert on traditional craft. He is the author of more than 25 books and writes for Yachting Monthly, Yachting World and SAIL magazines.

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