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Edition: 2021

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Imprint: Adlard Coles

Language: English

Format: Hardback



The Complete Yachtmaster has been a bestseller since first publication and has established itself as the standard reference for Yachtmaster students as well as skippers of all levels of experience.

In this fully revised and up-to-date 10th edition, Tom Cunliffe brings together all the essentials of modern cruising in one volume. He presents an analysis of a good skipper, the theory and practice of sailing and sail trim, the art of seamanship, accurate navigation including chart plotters and PCs, understanding meteorology, heavy weather preparation, understanding yacht stability and coping with emergencies.

The Complete Yachtmaster builds knowledge as it builds sailing confidence, guiding examination candidates as authoritatively and reassuringly through the RYA syllabus as a sea pilot bringing a ship safely to harbour. Required reading for all skippers and budding skippers, both on board or in the classroom.

'A gem, distilled from decades of experience' Yachting Monthly

'Cunliffe's competence and authority radiate from the pages... thoroughly recommended' Little Ship Club

'There are all too few authors who not only know their subject but can write well about it. Tom Cunliffe is one' Cruising


  1. Introduction
  2. The skipper
  3. The theory of sailing
  4. Efficient sailing
  5. Basic seamanship under sail
  6. Boat handling under sail
  7. Boat handling under power
  8. Ropes and ropework
  9. Anchoring
  10. Yacht engines
  11. Sailing in heavy weather
  12. Navigation – an introduction
  13. Charts, publications and chart table tools
  14. Aids to navigation
  15. Tidal heights
  16. Tidal streams
  17. Traditional navigational inputs
  18. The estimated position
  19. Classical position fixing
  20. Satellites and radar
  21. Course shaping
  22. Navigational strategy
  23. Passage planning
  24. Pilotage
  25. Passage navigation
  26. Domestics of a passage
  27. Fog
  28. Collision avoidance in poor visibility
  29. Tactics and navigation in heavy weather
  30. Damage control
  31. Emergencies
  32. Man overboard
  33. Weather

Appendix: stability in sailing yachts

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