- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical (30 Aug. 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0713660740
- ISBN-13: 978-0713660746
- Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 1.6 x 24.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,195,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Complete Day Skipper: Skippering with Confidence Right from the Start Hardcover – 30 Aug 2002
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'It is an absolutely invaluable guide and reference work to help you through all stages of learning to skipper a boat and comes highly recommended.'
--The Little Ship, Summer, 2010
About the Author
Tom Cunliffe has been sailing for over 35 years, both racing and cruising. Self-taught as a teenager in 'engineless' 22 footers, his years spent teaching offshore at the National Sailing Centre have given him a remarkable knack of explaining how skippering can be low-stress and safe, while never forgetting that, above all, it has to be fun. Cruising remains Tom Cunliffe's passion. He currently owns a 40-foot gaff cutter, and has sailed his own yachts with friends and family from the Caribbean to Russia and from Brazil to the Arctic. He has written many books and articles for the world's press.
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Top Customer Reviews
Unless you get a copy of the complete RYA course notes , it pulls together the course material and hence is a good point of reference.
Aimed just right so that a person with only a little experience could get going.
The writing is very positive - encouraging the sense of adventure and yet providing the right balance of caution where necessary.
An absolute must have.
I read Tom's Astro Navigation book then went out and paid £400 for a sextant. I have now completed the above book which I enjoyed immensly but am now often seen looking up boats.
I dont sail and it may seem a little odd for me to read such a book but as always this guy writes so beautifully and it got lots of nice pictures and is damn interesting
Anyways I have finished the book and going to re mortgage the house just in case. Have you seen the price of boats? :(
No matter how much you know, no matter how often you sail... there are always new tricks to learn and more importantly things to remember that, as your experience grows you tend to forget. This book is worth its weight in gold to the beginner and the experienced sailor because it not only tells you what to do and how to do it.. it gently reminds you of the things you may think you know but often forget. ( like casting off before you actually start!!!! or just exactly when to duck that swinging boom!!)great value
I like the style and layout which is well researched and written.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worth the money and a great read for those who are looking to take their day skipperPublished 2 months ago by Charles
Informative & an easy & great read - couldn't put it downPublished 3 months ago by Mr Colin Mitchell
Easily read and very informative. Every boat owner should have this on their bookshelf.Published 16 months ago by Dave Newman
A friend lend me this book and I found it to be mediocre. All you need is Alison Noice's "Yachtmaster for Sail and Power". and don't bother with the "Day Skipper". Read morePublished 19 months ago by M. Ramos