The Crew's Pocketbook

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The Crew's Pocketbook is the perfect companion for anyone learning the ropes of yachting. Written in a friendly and approachable way, it assumes no nautical knowledge and uses diagrams and photographs to demystify the art of sailing. There are simple explanations of how a yacht works and an explanation of key vocabulary. New crew will be able to climb aboard safely, be a help to the skipper and stay safe, ensuring their first sail is a pleasurable experience. They'll even know how to use a marine toilet. More experienced sailors will have a practical aide memoire with guidance on knots, manoeuvres and sail trim. The author is a national and European sailing champion with thousands of miles cruising miles in his wake. He is a highly experienced skipper who regularly welcomes new crew on board. The tips and techniques included in the Crew's Pocketbook will help you pass your sailing exams and, most importantly, ensure your time spent sailing is both safe and enjoyable.