Invaluable for experienced sailors as an aide-memoire, as well as for beginners and students, this essential quick-reference guide covers a wide range of topics such as seamarks, buoyage, pilotage, lights, boat handling, anchoring and mooring, ropes and knots, heavy weather sailing, man overboard, grounding, fire aboard, distress signals and VHF radio. The splashproof pages and spiral binding enable it to stand up to the demanding marine environment. This North American edition covers the IALA-B Buoyage System.
This guide has been a favorite with skippers around the world for many years, as shown by these reviews:
'A brilliant aide-memoire or instant revision for exams' Kelvin Hughes
'An ideal companion above or below decks' Practical Boat Owner
'A handy reference... one of the most comprehensive guides that I have seen' Lifeboat
'A lot of good information... a useful aid to have on board' Gaffers Log
This is the first edition of this popular guide for boaters in the US and Canada.
About the Author
Bo Streiffert is a Swedish yachtsman with 50 years varied sailing experience including time spent in the Royal Swedish Navy as a navigation officer on torpedo boats. It was while he was an instructor on training ships, when still in his 20s, that he came up with the idea of the Skipper's Cockpit Guide and produced the first outline in a booklet which he used to teach the young people on his courses.