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Dag Pike's Cruising Under Sail

Dag Pike's Cruising Under Sail

With advice, hints and tips, this is a highly practical book, taking cruisers through all the steps from departure to arrival at their destination. Photography illustrates the text and will inspire sailors of all levels.

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ISBN 9781408181898
Barcode 9781408181898
Published 3 January 2013 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Pike, Dag
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781408181898
ISBN-10 1408181894
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Adlard Coles Nautical
Publication Date 3 January 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Pike, Dag
Category Sailing
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 189mm
Height: 246mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 608g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Sailboats, Offshore sailing
NBS Text Water Sports
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 797.124
Catalogue Code 312604

Description of this Book

Many sailboat owners undertake cruises in their boats, travelling from one port to another, sometimes on a day trip and sometimes for a week or two. The aim of this book is to give novices the information to cruise safely and enjoyably, covering: - the preparations before setting off - assessing the sea and weather conditions - briefing the crew - navigating - coping when things go wrong - operating the boat under different and sometimes challenging conditions - conforming with rules and regulations With advice, hints, tips and personal anecdotes, this is a very practical book - rather than being compartmentalized into sections on weather/navigation etc, it accompanies the cruiser from departure to their safe arrival at their destination, drawing out the practical lessons at each stage of the passage from the theory found in text books. The superb photography illustrates the text and will inspire sailors of all levels.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The layout is simple, but the information contained is important for every sailor. Ontario Sailor

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Author's Bio

Dag Pike is a well-known nautical journalist and author, spanning both sailing and motorboating, and with an international reputation. He began his career as a merchant captain, went on to test RNLI lifeboats, and was the navigator aboard Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Challenger when it succeeded in breaking the Atlantic speed record. He took part in his first ocean sailing race in 1948, and has sailed all over the world, from the British coast to New Zealand, America and the Mediterranean. He is the author of several books and many articles for leading nautical magazines.

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