The Complete Day Skipper is a totally practical hands-on manual that covers the RYA Day Skipper syllabus in a way that reflects a skipper's growing experience at sea, beginning with yacht handling under power, moving on to boat husbandry and sailing skills, and from there to the realistic use of modern electronic navigation systems. Eminently readable and very down to earth, this fully revised fifth edition has become required reading for all skippers in their early years as well as more experienced sailors who choose not to venture far afield. As one of Britain's best-known instructors and writers on seamanship, Tom Cunliffe provides just the right blend of advice, instruction, inspiration and encouragement.
All Day Skipper exam candidates, and anyone wanting to expand or refresh their knowledge
“This book covers it all, from boarding and berthing to engines and navigation” – Sailing Today
“Cunliffe's work is head and shoulders above any other publication on the subject... a top class reference book” – Sailing
“Having this book on board is like having an experienced hand beside you to help you through” – Shetland Times
“There are all too few authors... who not only know their subject but can write well about it. Tom Cunliffe is one” – Cruising