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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, andlt;Iandgt;The Annapolis Book of Seamanshipandlt;/Iandgt; has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. Used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons, andlt;Iandgt;The Annapolis Book of Seamanshipandlt;/Iandgt; thoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing. This edition of andlt;Iandgt;Annapolisandlt;/Iandgt; is a major overhaul. Over half the book has been revised; old topics and features have been updated, and many new ones have been introduced. The design has been modernized, and many color illustrations have been added. andlt;BRandgt; As big and detailed as andlt;Iandgt;Annapolisandlt;/Iandgt; is, the wealth of technical information (including dozens of step-by-step instructions) is presented here in a way that is uniquely readable; it's both useful and easy to use. This is because John Rousmaniere and artist Mark Smith bring to andlt;Iandgt;Annapolisandlt;/Iandgt; decades of experience both as sailors and as professional communicators. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Annapolisandlt;/Iandgt; emphasizes the standard skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for enjoyment on the water. Much has changed on the water since 1983 when this book was originally published. Black buoys are now green, the Global Positioning Satellite navigation system (GPS) is almost universally used, new types of anchors and sails have appeared, safety skills and gear are vastly improved, many more women are commanding boats, and catamarans and trimarans are common where only monohulls used to sail. andlt;BRandgt; But for all these modern developments, the basic skills and spirit of sailing have not changed at all. Sail trimming, keeping up steerageway, maintaining the dead reckoning plot, heaving-to — these fundamentals are as important now as ever and receive much attention here. Among the innovations in this edition are: andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;* Basic skills in early chapters:andlt;/Bandgt; Fundamental sailing and boat-handling skills and gear, which are introduced in chapters 1, 2, and 3.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;* "Hands On" segments:andlt;/Bandgt; Three dozen special sections, each devoted to a particular seamanship problem and an expert solution.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;* More how-to tips:andlt;/Bandgt; Additional rules of thumb that guide a crew quickly and successfully through seamanship problems.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;* New coverage of multihulls:andlt;/Bandgt; Advice on evaluating, anchoring, and handling catamarans and trimarans under sail (including in storms).andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;* More on emergencies:andlt;/Bandgt; New material on emergencies, safety, and heavy-weather sailing, including a section on preparing a docked boat for a hurricane.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;* Equipment updates:andlt;/Bandgt; Expanded coverage of the use and care of modern gear and hardware, including radar, GPS, rescue devices, and asymmetrical spinnakers.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;* Terminology:andlt;/Bandgt; Full definition and illustration of major terms when they're first introduced, with alternative language provided in parentheses.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;* Gender:andlt;/Bandgt; The use of feminine personal pronouns, which reflect the fact that more women are captaining and sailing boats than ever before. andlt;BRandgt; From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy-weather sailing, here is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.

Synopsis:

Completely revised and updated, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship: Fourth Edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing.

Since the publication of the first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. Used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons, it thoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing.

     Rousmaniere emphasizes the standard skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for enjoyment on the water. Much has changed on the water since the Third Edition: e-readers and computers have replaced paper maps, new types of anchors and sails have appeared, safety skills and gear are vastly improved, and many more women are commanding boats. But for all these modern developments, the basic skills and spirit of sailing remain the same.

     From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy weather sailing, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 392-393) and index.

About the Author

John Rousmaniere (pronounced Room-an-ear) has more than 30,000 miles of water in his wake since he started sailing in Maine more than forty years ago. One of the sport's acknowledged authorities, he has written fifteen technical and historical books, including The Illustrated Dictionary of Boating Terms, Desirable and Undesirable Characteristics of Offshore Yachts, and "Fastnet, Force 10." The latter book is about the infamous 1979 Fastnet Race, in which Rousmaniere sailed, and was hailed as "a narrative worthy of the best sea literature" by the Los Angeles Times.

Rousmaniere is the host and writer of the acclaimed Annapolis Book of Seamanship Yacht Video Series, is a former editor at Yachting, and has served as the regular seamanship columnist for Sailing World magazine and SailNet, an Internet sailing magazine. He has lectured at more than thirty Safety-at-Sea Seminars sponsored nationwide by Cruising World magazine, the U.S. Sailing Association, and West Marine. He won the Captain Fred E. Lawton Boating Safety Award for outstanding contribution to boating safety through the media. He and his wife, the mystery writer Leah Ruth Robinson, live in Stamford, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

New in This Edition

Seamanship and Romance

Chapter 1: The Boat

The Parts of a Boat

Bending on Sails

How Boats Work

Boat Dimensions

The Lines Plan

Boat Selection

Multihulls

Construction Materials

The Rig

Traditional Rigs

Sail Furling

Chapter 2: Getting Under Way

The Points of Sail

True Wind and Apparent Wind

Basic Sail Trimming

Changing Tacks

Stopping the Boat

Personal and Boat Preparations

Getting Going

Boat-Handling Drills

Rules of the Road

Coming Back In

Maneuvering Under Power

Tips for Better Boat Handling

Chapter 3: Sail Trim

Sail Controls

Sail Materials and Design

Sail Types

Sail Shape

Determining Wind Direction

Sail Trim in Light to Moderate Conditions

Depowering in Fresh and Strong Winds

How Boats Balance

Boat-Handling Drills

How to Measure Weather Helm

Upwind Sailing Techniques

Downwind Sailing Techniques

The Spinnaker

The Asymmetrical Spinnaker

Sail Care and Repair

Chapter 4: Weather

The Daily Weather Cycle

The Prevailing Southwest Wind

The Thermal Effect

Trade Winds

Highs and Lows

Fronts

Low-Pressure Systems

A Classic Storm

Squalls

Fog

Weather Forecasting

Weather Signs and Sayings

Waves and Tides

How Hard Is It Really Blowing?

Chapter 5: Sail-Handling Gear and Knots

Line and Rope

Line

Wire Rope

Line Maintenance

Knots

The Preventer, Vang, and Topping Lift

Cleats

Blocks, Tackles, and Shackles

Winches

Chapter 6: The Sailor's Health

Roles on Board

Clothing

Foul-Weather Gear

Medical Problems

First Aid

Chapter 7: Personal Safety

Life Jackets

Staying on Board

Safety Harnesses

Crew-Overboard Rescue

The Lifesling System

Chapter 8: Rules of the Road

The Rules in Summary

Navigation Lights

Maneuvering in Collision Situations

Chapter 9: Navigation Aids

Buoys

Lighthouses

Charts

Other Publications

Chapter 10: The Magnetic Compass

parMagnetic North and the First Compass

Magnetic North and True North

Variation

Parts of the Compass

Compass Types

Deviation

Correcting Compass Error

Chapter 11: Plotting and Position Finding

A Navigator's Tools

Magnetic or True?

The Log Book and SOP

The DR

Setting the Course

The EP and LOP

The Fix

The Running Fix

Indirect Courses

Review Quiz

Chapter 12: Special Piloting Techniques

Position Finding with One Aid: Distance-Off

Danger Bearings and Circles

Piloting with Soundings

Tide and Current

Guidelines for Safe Piloting

Introduction to Celestial Navigation

Review Quiz

Chapter 13: Electronic Navigation and Radiotelephones

Radio Direction Finder (RDF)

Loran-C

Global Positioning System (GPS)

Radar

Radiotelephones

Chapter 14: Anchoring

Ground Tackle

How to Anchor

Kedging-Off

Weighing Anchor

Chapter 15: Sailing in Heavy Weather

Crew Preparation

Shortening Sail

Boat Handling

Squalls

Gales

Chapter 16: Emergencies

Preparation

Running Aground

Towing

Steering Failure

Dismasting

Capsize

Life Rafts

Leaks and Sinking

Fire

Distress Signaling

Evacuation

Chapter 17: Equipment and Maintenance

Running Rigging

Stays and Their Equipment

Going Aloft

The Hull and Interior

The Engine

Winterizing

Tools, Tape, and Lubricants

Chapter 18: Traditions and Courtesies

Under Way

Flag Etiquette

Clothing

Yachting History

Sailing Today

Appendix I: Required Equipment

Appendix II: The Coast Guard and Other Boating Organizations

Appendix III: Cruising and Racing

Appendix IV: Children and Sailing

Glossary of Sailing Terms

A Sailor's Library

Index

Review Quiz Answers

Acknowledgments and Credits

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684854205
Author:
Smith, Mark
Author:
Smith, Mark
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
London :
Subject:
Sailing
Subject:
Seamanship
Subject:
Sailing - General
Subject:
Nautical-Sailing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
New, rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
42
Publication Date:
October 1999
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2/C t/o; 700 illustrations t/o: photos,
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 49.84 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Completely revised and updated, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship: Fourth Edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing.

Since the publication of the first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. Used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons, it thoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing.

     Rousmaniere emphasizes the standard skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for enjoyment on the water. Much has changed on the water since the Third Edition: e-readers and computers have replaced paper maps, new types of anchors and sails have appeared, safety skills and gear are vastly improved, and many more women are commanding boats. But for all these modern developments, the basic skills and spirit of sailing remain the same.

     From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy weather sailing, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.

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