This comprehensive and authoritative guide to practical navigation draws on the author's extensive experience of leisure cruising and ocean racing.
It combines detailed directions on how to navigate along coasts, in harbours, at night and in bad weather with easy-to-understand technical information about the electronic tools involved in safe navigation, including radar, GPS, AIS and chart plotters.
Key basics such as charts, buoys, lights and tides are carefully explained and illustrated with diagrams and colour photographs throughout. Practical descriptions of navigation scenarios, such as fixing a position or plotting a course, are brought to life with anecdotes and precise detail.
An indispensable reference guide for anyone wishing to sail or motor a boat safely in any situation.
2 Fixing the position
3 Passage planning
4 Harbour navigation
5 Coastal navigation
6 Collision avoidance
7 Fog and night navigation
8 Navigation under sail
9 Navigation under power
10 Coping with electronic failure
12 Phones tablets and computers
13 The future
14 Selecting equipment and installation