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By Tom Cunliffe
Tom Cunliffe is one of the world's greatest champions of traditional sailing boats, and is considered the guru of gaff rig sailors. Having worked these beautiful boats all his life, his knowledge is second to none.
In Hand, Reef & Steer — winner of the Best Book of the Sea Award — Tom explains the different sailing characteristics of classic craft and shares his knowledge of the special skills required to handle them. He describes how to manage heavy loads using tackles rather than winches and reveals the mysteries of making the boat work for you rather than fighting with her gear. He shares step by step advice on setting up the rig; sail handling skills (hoisting, setting and reefing) heavy and light air sailing; manouevring a long-keel boat; losing way, scandalizing and steering with sails, topsails, watersails, single-luff spinnakers and fisherman staysails; and much, much more.
And for this new edition Tom had added new material on modern gaffers, replicas and a whole new section on sailing aspirational large gaffers. Hand, Reef & Steer, with its wonderful watercolour drawings and atmospheric photos, will delight all who love the unique character and grace of classic craft.
"Superb" — Cruising
"A delightful book" — WoodenBoat
Title: Hand, Reef and Steer: Traditional Sailing Skills for Classic Boats, 2nd Edition
Author: Tom Cunliffe
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical
Published: July 19, 2016
Edition: 2nd Edition
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Ports and Passes is the most complete reference guide for tide and current information along our beautiful coastline. The book is easy to use and includes the majority of the primary and secondary tide and current data stations. The guide is adjusted for daylight savings time, a convenience over the Canadian Government publications. It includes tide and current prediction table coverage for the coastal area from Olympia, WA to Prince Rupert BC. Ports and Passes also includes information on local knowledge and other information useful to the cruising mariner.
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The most comprehensive tide and current resource for Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Hood Canal, and the San Juan Islands. Exclusive page-a-day format provides all tide and current predictions needed each day on a single page. Official NOAA tidal data is pre-corrected for Daylight Saving Time. Easy-to-read graphs provide continuous tide readouts not just the highs and lows. 24 locations virtually eliminate correction tables. Sunrise and set times, moon phases, plus more. Published annually since 1992, this trusted pocket-size Almanac is spiral bound to lay flat when open.
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For Use with Canadian Current Atlas
This is the companion book to the Canadian Current Atlas in convenient smaller 5.5 x 8.5 inch format. Look up the Month, Day and Time and it will reference the page in the Canadian Current Atlas. It is simple and straightforward. Purchase this book every year and you can use the Canadian Current Atlas to determine local currents.