♦ How would manage with a wind of 40 knots south of the Bay of Biscay, approaching the coast with huge waves crashing and no sign that the storm will subside?
♦ What would take out the appropriate evasive action against a merchant ship is approaching at full speed through the fog on a collision course?
♦ This book collects and updates the articles in the popular column of the Question of Seamanship Yachting Monthly magazine, published over 25 years. They raised a range of complicated situations that serve to check their own knowledge and skills of nautical navigation, and decision-making. Bill Anderson, a former instructor at the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) raises problems, proposed solutions that seem most appropriate and challenges the reader to find a better answer. Readable and entertaining, this book includes lots of tips on seamanship tasks, along with practical maps, diagrams and color photographs. For all that this is a great way to find a way out of difficult situations before they happen, in order to feel more relaxed and prepared when they arise.
♦ Bill Anderson has sailed for over fifty years. He entered the RYA in 1972 after developing his career in the Royal Navy and as a Training Manager, introduced the courses and exams Yacht Captain.
♦ Chris Beeson is the editor of Yachting Monthly and has sailed for over thirty years in all types of vessels crossing the Atlantic Ocean and participating in races.
Authors: Bill Anderson and Chris Beeson
Format: 13 x 22.7 cm