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Short-Handed Sailing

Sailing Solo or Short-Handed

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While relatively few cruise single-handed, many sail short-handed. It may be a couple sailing together or a skipper with a novice crew - he may have lots of people onboard but, in terms of the sailing, he is probably short-handed. They soon discover that there is so much more to short-handed sailing than a lack of crew. It demands a different approach, a new mindset. The skipper has a much greater workload but there are also fewer people, sometimes no-one at all, to consult during the decision-making process. Under these circumstances fatigue can be as dangerous as heavy weather: it creeps up on you, often unnoticed, destroying your morale and ability to make rational decisions. And when short-handed, the crew's limited physical resources must be watched over and zealously guarded. In this heavily illustrated book Alastair Buchan passes on the lessons of his hard-won experience gained short- and single-handed sailing in coastal, offshore and ocean waters. It will show you everything you need to know about handling a boat alone or short-handed, from choosing a suitable craft to passage planning, manoeuvring, sleep management and watch keeping.

Product code: 9781912177226

ISBN 9781912177226
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H240xW170
No. Of Pages 168
Publisher Fernhurst Books Limited
Series Skipper's Library
Edition 2nd edition
This book shows you everything you need to know about handling a boat alone or short-handed, from choosing a suitable craft to passage planning, manoeuvring, sleep management and watch keeping. Full of photographs and diagrams, this practical book will demonstrate how to operate in coastal, offshore and ocean waters.