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Navigation: A Newcomer's Guide

by Sara Hopkinson

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  • 9781912621040
  • Paperback
  • 96
  • 122 diagrams
  • 240 x 170 mm
  • 2020
  • 3rd
  • Foreign rights sold:
  • German
    Spanish
    Portugese
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Get to grips with navigation at sea. This best-selling book gives you all the information you need to know to do just that! It starts from scratch, uses no jargon and features diagrams and pictures, instead of words, wherever possible.

It has been updated to cover all modern navigation. It is recommended by Fernhurst Books for beginners and Day Skipper students. Written by an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner who runs her own RYA Training Centre which specialises in navigation, it is the perfect place for newcomers to navigation to start.

It explains simply how to look at charts, find your position, look at tides, plan your passage and determine the course to steer. It will help you find out where you are and how to get to where you want to be.

In a new innovation, diagrams from this book are being made available to navigation instructors to use in their own classes: apply for these from fernhurst@fernhurstbooks.com 

“I gave a copy to a dinghy sailor who had very little navigation knowledge and, within an hour or so, she felt confident enough to do the basics to get a boat from A to B using chart navigation. A good first introduction to navigation." Sailing Today

"This excellent book has the best explanation of accessing your course to steer I’ve ever read... simple checklist of getting aboard, preparing for a passage and setting off – simple, clear and impossible to misinterpret. Her no-nonsense approach will be a huge benefit to the novice sailor grappling at home with training, but it will also be welcomed by the harassed skipper, a little rusty from winter lay-up, who just wants a quick reminder of what he’s supposed to be doing.  I will keep a copy aboard myself." Yachting Monthly

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