This book has chapters on the boat (covering different types of boat, size of boat,rig, safety , stowage, self steering), the skipper (skills practical and theorectical , Casting off, Sail Handling, Heavy Weather, Berthing, Passage Planning, Sleep Mgt and Watch Keeping. It is full of valuable information and all of it is relevant to anyone who ventures out in a yacht. Sadly the title may put off many who would find the book very useful. Why did I not give it 5 stars you may ask? I felt the berthing and casting off chapters left out many techniques that couples ( ie crew and skipper) use - which you never learn on sailing courses. All the berthing techniques were just the standard ones that you use when you have lots of crew and are taught on sailing courses. It just felt like a big hole. But other than that it is a good practical reference book.