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Day Skipper [Hardcover]

Pat Langley-Price , Philip Ouvry
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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28 Sep 2001
This is an introduction to pilotage, navigation and general boatwork for anyone intending to make coastal passages in a small boat. The book covers the theory and practical aspects of the RYA Day Skipper Certificate. Practical situations have been simulated using the chart provided so that the reader can practice the basics of navigation ashore. The text is accompanied by question papers, with answers at the back of the book.

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  • Hardcover: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical; 2nd Revised edition edition (28 Sep 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071366178X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713661781
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 15.8 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,543,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'One of the best introductions to basic navigation and pilotage I have read for a long time' Yachting Monthly; 'A sound textbook for anyone following the course' Practical Boat Owner --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Both Pat Langley-Price and Philip Ouvry hold Ocean Yachtmaster Certificates and are qualified RYA Instructors. Pat has the practical experience gained during thousands of miles of yacht deliveries and also as an Instructor. Philip served in the Royal Navy for 20 years and was an Examining Officer of naval yacht skippers. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
Having signed up for the RYA Dayskippers course (evening class-28weeks) I felt i needed a much more thorough guide book than that supplied with the RYA course material and this book was highly recommended by the course tutor,himself an RYA/DOT Ocean Yachmaster.
The book covers all aspects of the course clearly and comprehensively. It is easy to followand understand and has plenty of illustrations and examples to help the student. There are also sample questions at the end of each chapter along with the answers at the back of the book. A good buy.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book around 27 Aug 2002
Have just done the course, and this book was the best by a distance. It has all the detail you need and tough exercises that make the actual exam seem easy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good prep 28 Oct 2006
I bought this book after going on a sailing trip. I worked through all the problems and completed the seperate exercises book (both have a sample exercise chart included so I don't know what the last reviewer was talking about!).

Unfortunately work pressures stopped me sailing for 6 years, but then I managed to fit a comp crew course in. And because of this book and this book alone I found I actually had enough knowledge to fulfil the Day Skipper requirements and I got that qualification instead. Nice. Buy this and do some non-assesed sailing. Experience and knowledge combined will get you through.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the best book 4 Nov 2005
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I cannot agree with the two previous reviewers. I found this book a dissapointment. It is just a complete rush through all the important subjects with very poor explainations. It is very badly written, and the constant need to keep refering from the text to "extracts" at the back pages is frustrating. The book is padded out with a large Glossary of words than any sailor should well know by this stage of their education.
The worked examples are impossible to properly follow without having to hand the proper actual charts that they refer to.
The "exam" questions and "answers", are a usefull indication of the knowledge required for this subject, but will appeal, I feel, to those who think that knowledge of a few answers will make them sailors, without a true understanding of the subjects.
If you are serious about understanding the subject, for the safety at sea of yourself and others, I suggest there must be better books than this one you could aquire
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Day Skipper 2 Nov 2006
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I am disappointed in this book. It makes references to information which is not available, or to charts not provided. It is difficult to go back and forth between charts, extracts and text. It seems to lack some of the knowledge required on lights and symbols.
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