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Your First Channel Crossing: Planning, Preparing and Executing a Successful Passage, for Sail and Power Kindle Edition

3.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

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Perfect for anyone thinking of attempting a Channel crossing, whether by sail or power. Encouraging, engaging and practical, by covering each stage in precisely the amount of detail required for the first-timer, it is like having an instructor or mentor on board. Yachting Life ...a practical and reassuring treatise for for the first-time skipper and a good reminder for old timers. Cruising Magazine

About the Author

Andy Du Port is a former editor of the Reeds Nautical Almanacs. He is an experienced yachtsman, having sailed with family and crew for many years all along the south coast of England, the Channel Islands and the North Coast of France including south Brittany.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 15470 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Adlard Coles; 1 edition (14 Mar. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BWFBVSW
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60,463 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I nearly did not buy this because of the previous reviews... that would have been a terrible mistake!

I read "Your First Channel Crossing" to prepare for a sail-crossing from Plymouth to Treguir and found the book really useful. From things like remembering ship insurance policies and a copy of the bill of sale (for VAT reasons) to a check list of safety items and practical advice on collision avoidance (COLREGS), this book was highly valuable in getting ready for a 20 hour passage.

The guide is a quick read (thoroughly read between Paddington to Plymouth stns) for an experienced coastal sailor and I particularly found it useful discussing with my crew (another experienced sailor) the preparation we needed for the crossing.

Thanks Andy for writing this!
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Good for a beginner planning their first trips. Quite 'wordy' so better in preparatory reading than 'on the go' referencing.
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really helpful, thoroughly recommend. Simple, straightforward and clear.
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Full of very useful knowledge and information.
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I was hoping for some help as im crossing channel from calais to dover. Got the book, but I just felt it was r3peating what has been written elswhere. And main thing is it didmt seem to help with the french port way of doing things
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