Annapolis Book of Seamanship

ISBN-10: 0684854201

ISBN-13: 9780684854205

Edition: 3rd 1999 (Revised)

Authors: John Rousmaniere, Mark Smith

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Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983,The Annapolis Book of Seamanshiphas set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. Used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons,The Annapolis Book of Seamanshipthoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing. This edition ofAnnapolisis a major overhaul. Over half the book has been revised; old topics and features have been updated, and many new ones have been introduced. The design has been modernized, and many color illustrations have been added. As big and detailed asAnnapolisis, the wealth of technical information (including dozens of step-by-step instructions) is presented here in a way that is uniquely readable; it's both useful and easy to use. This is because John Rousmaniere and artist Mark Smith bring toAnnapolisdecades of experience both as sailors and as professional communicators. Annapolisemphasizes the standard skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for enjoyment on the water. Much has changed on the water since 1983 when this book was originally published. Black buoys are now green, the Global Positioning Satellite navigation system (GPS) is almost universally used, new types of anchors and sails have appeared, safety skills and gear are vastly improved, many more women are commanding boats, and catamarans and trimarans are common where only monohulls used to sail. But for all these modern developments, the basic skills and spirit of sailing have not changed at all. Sail trimming, keeping up steerageway, maintaining the dead reckoning plot, heaving-to -- these fundamentals are as important now as ever and receive much attention here. Among the innovations in this edition are: * Basic skills in early chapters:Fundamental sailing and boat-handling skills and gear, which are introduced in chapters 1, 2, and 3. * "Hands On" segments:Three dozen special sections, each devoted to a particular seamanship problem and an expert solution. * More how-to tips:Additional rules of thumb that guide a crew quickly and successfully through seamanship problems. * New coverage of multihulls:Advice on evaluating, anchoring, and handling catamarans and trimarans under sail (including in storms). * More on emergencies:New material on emergencies, safety, and heavy-weather sailing, including a section on preparing a docked boat for a hurricane. * Equipment updates:Expanded coverage of the use and care of modern gear and hardware, including radar, GPS, rescue devices, and asymmetrical spinnakers. * Terminology:Full definition and illustration of major terms when they're first introduced, with alternative language provided in parentheses. * Gender:The use of feminine personal pronouns, which reflect the fact that more women are captaining and sailing boats than ever before. From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy-weather sailing, here is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/1/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

John Rousmaniere has sailed in over 35,000 miles of offshore voyaging and racing. He crewed on the 48-foot Toscana in the fateful Fastnet Race of 1979.

Dr Mark F. Smith is a Senior Lecturer and Research Director within the Department of Sport, Coaching and Exercise Science at the University of Lincoln, where his work involves teaching, research and consultancy activities. Having completed a PhD in Sport and Exercise Science through the University of Kent, he began teaching in Higher Education in 2001, and in 2005 he became an accredited practitioner of the Higher Education Academy.

New in This Edition
Seamanship and Romance
The Boat
The Parts of a Boat
Bending on Sails
How Boats Work
Boat Dimensions
The Lines Plan
Boat Selection
Construction Materials
The Rig
Traditional Rigs
Sail Furling
Getting Under Way
The Points of Sail
True Wind and Apparent Wind
Basic Sail Trimming
Changing Tacks
Stopping the Boat
Personal and Boat Preparations
Getting Going
Boat-Handling Drills
Rules of the Road
Coming Back In
Maneuvering Under Power
Tips for Better Boat Handling
Sail Trim
Sail Controls
Sail Materials and Design
Sail Types
Sail Shape
Determining Wind Direction
Sail Trim in Light to Moderate Conditions
Depowering in Fresh and Strong Winds
How Boats Balance
Boat-Handling Drills
How to Measure Weather Helm
Upwind Sailing Techniques
Downwind Sailing Techniques
The Spinnaker
The Asymmetrical Spinnaker
Sail Care and Repair
The Daily Weather Cycle
The Prevailing Southwest Wind
The Thermal Effect
Trade Winds
Highs and Lows
Low-Pressure Systems
A Classic Storm
Weather Forecasting
Weather Signs and Sayings
Waves and Tides
How Hard Is It Really Blowing?
Sail-Handling Gear and Knots
Line and Rope
Wire Rope
Line Maintenance
The Preventer, Vang, and Topping Lift
Blocks, Tackles, and Shackles
The Sailor's Health
Roles on Board
Foul-Weather Gear
Medical Problems
First Aid
Personal Safety
Life Jackets
Staying on Board
Safety Harnesses
Crew-Overboard Rescue
The Lifesling System
Rules of the Road
The Rules in Summary
Navigation Lights
Maneuvering in Collision Situations
Navigation Aids
Other Publications
The Magnetic Compass
Magnetic North and the First Compass
Magnetic North and True North
Parts of the Compass
Compass Types
Correcting Compass Error
Plotting and Position Finding
A Navigator's Tools
Magnetic or True?
The Log Book and SOP
The DR
Setting the Course
The EP and LOP
The Fix
The Running Fix
Indirect Courses
Review Quiz
Special Piloting Techniques
Position Finding with One Aid: Distance-Off
Danger Bearings and Circles
Piloting with Soundings
Tide and Current
Guidelines for Safe Piloting
Introduction to Celestial Navigation
Review Quiz
Electronic Navigation and Radiotelephones
Radio Direction Finder (RDF)
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Ground Tackle
How to Anchor
Weighing Anchor
Sailing in Heavy Weather
Crew Preparation
Shortening Sail
Boat Handling
Running Aground
Steering Failure
Life Rafts
Leaks and Sinking
Distress Signaling
Equipment and Maintenance
Running Rigging
Stays and Their Equipment
Going Aloft
The Hull and Interior
The Engine
Tools, Tape, and Lubricants
Traditions and Courtesies
Under Way
Flag Etiquette
Yachting History
Sailing Today
Required Equipment
The Coast Guard and Other Boating Organizations
Cruising and Racing
Children and Sailing
Glossary of Sailing Terms
A Sailor's Library
Review Quiz Answers
Acknowledgments and Credits
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