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Multihull Seamanship - A A-Z of skills for catamarans & trimarans /cruising & racing 2e

Multihull Seamanship - A A-Z of skills for catamarans & trimarans /cruising & racing 2e
 

An A-Z of seamanship skills needed to understand and enjoy catamarans and trimarans to their utmost. Racing and cruising yachts are catered for, as are trailer-able multihulls. Derived from the author's own extensive experience, built on through others sharing their knowledge and... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781912177080
Barcode 9781912177080
Published 20 March 2018 by Fernhurst Books Limited
Format Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Le Sueur, Gavin
Illustrated by Allison, Nigel
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ISBN-13 9781912177080
ISBN-10 1912177080
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Fernhurst Books Limited
Imprint Fernhurst Books Limited
Publication Date 20 March 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Le Sueur, Gavin
Illustrated by Allison, Nigel
Category Navigation & Seamanship
Motor / Power Boating & Cruising
Sailing
Number of Pages 148
Dimensions Width: 172mm
Height: 239mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 380g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Multihull sailboats - Handbooks, manuals, etc, Seamanship - Handbooks, manuals, etc
NBS Text Water Sports
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 623.8223
Catalogue Code 978351

Description of this Book

This is an A-Z of seamanship skills for multihull sailors. There are many textbooks on the market which detail general seamanship principles. This is not one of them. Multihull Seamanship is about sea-going catamarans and trimarans and the skills needed to understand and enjoy them to their utmost. Both racing and cruising yachts are catered for, as are trailer-able multihulls. Seamanship is not a black and white skill. It is an evolution of knowledge; a building of information through experiment, thought and experience. There is no definitive word on an evolving skill. Multihull Seamanship started as Dr Gavin Le Sueur's personal index of `how-to's. It has grown through experience and others sharing their knowledge. It should be on the book shelf of every catamaran and trimaran. This book is for people who are already multihull sailors, or for those who are contemplating multihull sailing. It has served this community for over 20 years and this second edition is fully updated. It is illustrated with delightful line drawings by Nigel Allison.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A `must read' for anyone with multihull ambitions. (Modern Boating) Practical... valuable reading for novices as well as those who have been around the scene and want to improve their skills. (Cruising Helmsman) Could literally be life saving. Anyone preparing to build, buy or just sail a multihull would be advised to read this book. (Multihull World)
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Gavin Le Sueur built his first multihull, a 16 ft Mosquito catamaran, while at high school. After graduating from Melbourne University in Medicine, he purchased and moved aboard a 35 ft Hedley Nicol `Wanderer' trimaran. To learn as much as possible about multihull sailing he decided to compete in the two-handed bicentennial Around Australia Yacht Race with his future wife. For this adventure they obtained the then fastest offshore racing catamaran in Australia - a 37 ft Crowther Super Shockwave named D Flawless which they raced in many Southern Ocean races. In one of these they sailed through the eye of a cyclone and completed the race only to be struck by a whale when sailing back home and forced to abandon ship. They were lent another catamaran for the gruelling around Australia race which they completed, getting engaged on the finish line. Since then they have owned 5 different catamarans in which they have cruised and raced in Australia and explored the Pacific and south east Asia.

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