Short-Handed Sailing : Sailing Solo or Short-Handed Paperback / softback
Part of the Skipper's Library series
While relatively few cruise single-handed, many sail short-handed.
It may be a couple sailing together or a skipper with a novice crew - he may have lots of people onboard but, in terms of the sailing, he is probably short-handed.
They soon discover that there is so much more to short-handed sailing than a lack of crew.
It demands a different approach, a new mindset. The skipper has a much greater workload but there are also fewer people, sometimes no-one at all, to consult during the decision-making process.
Under these circumstances fatigue can be as dangerous as heavy weather: it creeps up on you, often unnoticed, destroying your morale and ability to make rational decisions. And when short-handed, the crew's limited physical resources must be watched over and zealously guarded.
In this heavily illustrated book Alastair Buchan passes on the lessons of his hard-won experience gained short- and single-handed sailing in coastal, offshore and ocean waters.
It will show you everything you need to know about handling a boat alone or short-handed, from choosing a suitable craft to passage planning, manoeuvring, sleep management and watch keeping.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 168 pages, 145 Diagrams; 62 Halftones, color
- Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited
- Publication Date: 08/01/2019
- Category: Sailing
- ISBN: 9781912177226
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