A compact, handy summary of all you need to know when cruising; the perfect reference guide to keep onboard.
From lights, shapes and sound signals to knots, ropes and engine troubleshooting, this practical companion covers everything the skipper and crew need to know – or find out quickly – when cruising. With diagrams and illustrations throughout, this quick reference guide will help to keep you safe when out at sea.
Re-designed and thoroughly updated, this second edition contains the most up-to-date information in an easy-to-understand format – ideal for those moments when you need an answer, and you need it fast!
Chapters on safety and distress calls will put everyone’s minds at rest, and sections covering seamanship and ropework will ensure all onboard understand what is going on, and are able to give a helping hand.
"It is an excellent quick reference as a reminder or as instant preparation for a situation that could fast be a problem. Keep the Companion where it ought to be - in the Cockpit - or close at hand anyway." Sailing Magazine
“A handy aide memoire for all those little things you need to remember. The Cockpit Companion delivers all these in an easy-to-read and compact booklet that is printed on splash-proof paper. Not only a perfect companion for the cockpit, it’s be a great booklet for anyone undertaking an RYA theory course.” Motorboat Owner
“This is a very handy pocket reference booklet that gives a potted account of numerous topics. It's a concise 'distillation' of information. The diagrams are clear, particularly lights displayed or seen at night; so much better than a written description. A jolly good reminder, or a simple learning guide, whichever is required, and deserves a place on any cruiser's shelf.” Yachting Monthly