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The aim of this book is to give skippers, helmsmen and crews more confidence in handling a yacht under engine.
Manoeuvring a large boat at close quarters with other boats and hard objects can be quite tricky and stressful, particularly for a new skipper. When you start to skipper a yacht, most of your mistakes can be made out in open water, well away from an audience (apart from your own crew) and hard objects that could damage the yacht if it goes wrong. It doesn't matter if you travel half a mile whilst figuring out why the mainsail is jammed: if there's plenty of space, you can take time to sort things out. But manoeuvring is a little different: if things go wrong you have to think fast. Why did that happen? What do I do now? And it's not helped by the fact that 'helpful advice' is frequently available - generally in conflicting forms - from onlookers.
In this book you will find solid, practical advice about how to approach the various situations you might encounter. You will find tips on how to keep control of the situation and minimise the unpredictability of each manoeuvre.
The first step is to understand what's going on and why the yacht behaves as it does. We'll look at the yacht and its controls (engine, propeller, rudder) and see what they do and how they can be used to control the boat. Then we'll look at the wind and tide - the biggest variables you need to contend with - and see in detail how they affect the yacht and why.
After this we'll consider, in turn, all the situations that you might have to deal with, and recommend the best techniques and approaches for each one. Each manoeuvre is explained clearly and simply, with a diagram and helpful tips where relevant for the different situations. The book is arranged so that you can use it as a reference. As you read through each scenario, the intention is that you will understand why the various manoeuvres work so that you can remember them and adapt them for slightly different circumstances.
Where possible the advice is to take it slowly and retain the maximum amount of control over the yacht in case anything unexpected happens. If things are done in a rush there's far too much scope for something to go wrong, and the consequences are generally much more dangerous if the boat is moving too fast. Nothing is more embarrassing than a 'slick manoeuvre'that doesn't work as planned - so never try to show off when manoeuvring!
With confidence comes the satisfaction that you're in control of the situation. You can use this book to plan and prepare manoeuvres, and use your understanding of the yacht's behaviour to adapt to different circumstances.
Good luck and good boating!
1. THE BASICS:
How a Yacht Behaves (and Why)
Different yacht designs
The engine and propeller
The power turn
Effect of wind
Effect of tide
2. MOORING TO A BUOY (Swinging Mooring)
How to lasso a buoy
Arriving at a mooring buoy
Departing from a swinging mooring
Rafting on a swinging mooring
Departing from a raft
3. ALONGSIDE A PONTOON
Arriving at a pontoon
Departing from a pontoon
Rafting on a pontoon
Departing from a raft
4. MARINAS WITH FINGER PONTOONS
Arriving at a marina
Departing from a marina
5. FORE-AND-AFT MOORING/ BERTHING
Fore-and-aft moorings and 'trot' moorings
Departing from fore-and-aft buoy and pile moorings
End-on berthing in marinas and harbours
Departing from end-on marina/harbour berths
Wind and prop walk
Setting an anchor
Lifting the anchor
8. MOTORING AT SEA
Motor sailing in heavy weather
Index of manoeuvres and useful terms