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Stress-free Sailing by Duncan Wells [MOBI]


Year: 2015
Language: english
Author: Duncan Wells
Genre: Practical guide
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical
Edition: 1
ISBN: 9781472919748
Format: MOBI
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 160
Description: The vast majority of sailing yacht scenarios comprise a couple sailing the boat together, and needing to carry out all manoeuvres and activities themselves with no help from a back-up crew. Their boat handling, navigation, sail handling, anchoring and mooring skills all have to be carried out both efficiently and effectively, preferably with the minimum of physical effort (to conserve energy).
But most sailing technique books assume a crew of 3 or 4, all willing to lend a hand. This book is therefore a first, addressing the most common sailing scenarios that anyone cruising will have to deal with, and providing clever, original, highly effective (and most importantly successfully tried and tested by the author) techniques and solutions for dealing with the huge variety of essential operations on a boat – from sail setting and reefing, to picking up mooring buoys in a variety of wind and tide situations, anchoring, berthing and leaving a pontoon shorthanded, picking up a man overboard, sailing in fog and heavy weather – and even going up the mast.
This book will be a godsend to anyone sailing single or shorthanded – including couples with young children who need to be supervised by one parent whilst the other runs the boat.
Organised into techniques for different cruising scenarios, the book features step by step sequential photos showing exactly how to approach each situation and carry out the task in hand.

Contents

CONTENTS
Preface
1INTRODUCTION & PHILOSOPHY
Why learn single-handed techniques?
Test boats
2SKILLS & DISCIPLINES
Rope
Attaching to the dock
Mooring lines
Knots
Boathook
Sharing a cleat
Shore lines
Shoes
Keep a clean head
Glossary
3GETTING OFF THE BERTH
Conditions: wind and tide
Prop walk
Fendering
Back-up plan
Grip
Finger berth, bows in
Finger berth, stern in
Along a long pontoon, with boats ahead and astern
4GETTING ONTO THE BERTH
The approach
Approaching bows first
Approaching stern first
Tricky berths, bows first
Tricky berths, stern first
Strong wind blowing you off a stretch of pontoon
Box mooring
Rafting up
Mediterranean mooring
French fingers and hooped cleats
5SAILING, HEAVING TO & REEFING
Sail trim and handling
Sailing in a circle on the spot
Heaving to
Reefing
6MOORING BUOYS
Approach and control
of the boat
Mooring buoy with pendant and pick-up float
Mooring buoy with no pendant
7ANCHORING
Coding the cable
Quick tips for anchoring success
Using a kedge anchor
Bahamian moor
A line ashore
Grounding the bows on the beach
Anchor stuck?
8WEATHER
Frontal systems
Wind on land and sea
9HEAVY WEATHER SAILING STRATEGY
Using the right sails
Centring the effort
Balancing the sails
Weather helm
Setting the boat up for heavy weather
Very heavy weather
When to heave to
10 NAVIGATION
Measure with your body
Distances
Lee bowing
Moon phases
Tablet navigation
11 MAN OVERBOARD STRATEGY
Getting back to the MOB
Getting an able MOB back on board
Getting an unconscious MOB back on board
Glossary
Acknowledgements
Epilogue

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