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Short-handed Sailing - Second edition

Sailing solo or short-handed

Alastair Buchan
Barcode 9781912177226
Paperback

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Release Date: 08/01/2019

Genre: Sports & Hobbies
Sub-Genre: Sailing / yachting
Label: Fernhurst Books Limited
Language: English
Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited
Pages: 168

Sailing solo or short-handed. 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. While relatively few cruise single-handed, many sail short-handed. It may be a couple sailing together or indeed 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.