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Navigation: A Newcomer's Guide

by Sara Hopkinson

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  • 9781909911079
  • Paperback
  • 96
  • 71 colour photos, 124 diagrams
  • 240 x 170 mm
  • February 2014
  • 2nd
  • Foreign rights sold:
  • German
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Navigators have only 2 questions: Where am I? Where do I go now? This book shows the simplest way to answer these questions.

It starts from scratch, uses no jargon and features graphics instead of words wherever possible. This bestselling book has been updated to cover all modern navigation. It is recommended by Fernhurst for beginners and Day Skipper students. Explaining how to look at charts, find your position, look at tides, plan your passage and determining the course to steer. It will help you find out where you are and how to get to where you want to be.


“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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