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    ECDIS and Positioning

    If you have little or no knowledge of electronic charts, this is a must-read. If you have some knowledge, the book will improve your understanding and approach to the use of electronic charts. If you have good knowledge, the book’s approach will make you think a little harder as to how ECDIS can improve standards of navigation. Written especially for mariners this is guidance on how to develop the new mindset needed to use ECDIS safely and effectively. Over 100 full colour illustrations.

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    RYA – Passage Planning

    No sea voyage, whether long or short, offshore or within sight of land, should go ahead without adequate planning and this ebook is your perfect companion to help you prepare thoroughly before setting off.

    RYA Passage Planning will take you through all you need to know and allow you to work through some examples of different passages. This will show you what you might need to think about on the range of different journeys you may undertake. The essential facts and methods are split into three sections:

    • Getting down to basics
    • The essential first steps
    • Putting it into practice

    Written by RNLI Sea Safety Manager Peter Chennell, this ebook will help you make passage planning routine. It is packed full of useful information on where to find the relevant planning sources and will prove to be a useful companion to all who take their recreation afloat.

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    RYA – VHF Handbook

    The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) are vital for maritime safety as you must be able to identify vessels during the day by their special shapes, and at night time by their lights, as well as understanding both your obligations and those of other vessels as you interact with one another.

    This new edition provides a clear and authoritative explanation of each regulation. Illustrations have been enhanced and it will help any seafarer understand their responsibilities, meaning that everybody at sea will be safer. Chapters include:

    • Assessing the Risk
    • Who Gives Way?
    • Restricted visibility
    • Lights and Shapes
    • Sound and Light Signals

    In response to feedback, this new edition has been restructured to lead customers through the regulations by rule order, split into themes (i.e. restricted visibility) with a view to helping readers quickly reference the content.

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    RYA Day Skipper Handbook Motor

    The RYA Day Skipper Handbook Motor is the new companion to the RYA Motor Cruising Day Skipper Course, continuing the RYA practical series of books that accompany the courses.

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    RYA Diesel Engine Handbook

    Written for leisure boat owners, the RYA Diesel Engine Handbook is essential reading for anyone doing the one-day RYA Diesel Engine Course. Includes a free DVD giving expert instruction and top tips from Nick Eales of Seastart.

    Easy to follow text and beautifully detailed colour illustrations enable the reader to develop the knowledge and confidence required by all diesel engine boat owners. Chapters include:

    • How Diesel Engines Work
    • Fuel
    • The Air System
    • Engine Cooling
    • The Electrical System
    • Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
    • Maintenance
    • Emergency Procedures

    Andrew Simpson is a marine journalist, yacht surveyor and designer based in Poole.  He has written a number of other books on boating and is a regular contributor to yachting magazines both at home and abroad.

    When not in the UK he can usually be found sailing Mediterranean and Atlantic waters in Shindig, a 12m light displacement cutter he designed himself.

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    RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea

    The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) are vital for maritime safety as you must be able to identify vessels during the day by their special shapes, and at night time by their lights, as well as understanding both your obligations and those of other vessels as you interact with one another.

    This new edition provides a clear and authoritative explanation of each regulation. Illustrations have been enhanced and it will help any seafarer understand their responsibilities, meaning that everybody at sea will be safer. Chapters include:

    • Assessing the Risk
    • Who Gives Way?
    • Restricted visibility
    • Lights and Shapes
    • Sound and Light Signals

    In response to feedback, this new edition has been restructured to lead customers through the regulations by rule order, split into themes (i.e. restricted visibility) with a view to helping readers quickly reference the content.

    Questions range from beginner to advanced, making this title ideal for boaters on all levels.

    • The ONLY book to accompany all RYA courses
    • Invaluable questions and answers for boating students on all levels
    • Two new training charts included (RYA Training Charts 3 & 4)
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    RYA Stability & Buoyancy

    All vessels need to be buoyant in order to float, and need to be stable in order to stay upright.

    This revised edition of RYA Stability and Buoyancy (which includes a glossary of terms, explaining all the technical jargon) deals with everything relating to these issues and also includes hazards common to most boats, including

    • Bad loading
    • Breaking waves
    • Resonant rolling
    • Broaching in a following sea
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    RYA Start Powerboating Course Book

    This is the official course book for Levels 1 and 2 of the RYA National Powerboat Scheme (formally Powerboat Practical Course Notes).

    It goes through everything you need to know as a novice powerboater, from basics such as the boat and the equipment you need, through to heavy weather techniques and night navigation.

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    RYA Weather Handbook

    Written by a sailor for sailors, the RYA Weather Handbook explains the complexities of weather and is full of practical and useful advice on how to understand weather maps and improve your forecasting skills.

    The RYA Weather Handbook has been written to complement the RYA Day skipper and Coastal Skipper/ RYA Yachtmaster syllabus and is recommended reading for anyone taking these courses. It’ll enable you to make more informed decisions and it’s full of practical advice on how to understand weather maps and improve your forecasting skill.

    Chris Tibbs has 250,000 seagoing miles under his belt, so the book is written by an author who really knows and understands sailing.

    Chapters include:

    • Weather charts
    • Clouds
    • Depressions
    • Anticyclones
    • Predicting the wind
    • Effects of land on the wind
    • Meteorological dangers
    • New technology
    • Hurricanes
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