• Sports & Recreation

The Sailor's Book of the Weather


Author: Simon Keeling
Publisher: Fernhurst Books
ISBN: 1912177595
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 168
View: 6451
Introducing key principles that influence the weather, this guide gives sailors the tools to forecast from observations and the available information. Wind, clouds and weather patterns are all covered, arming mariners with the knowledge required to predict the weather accurately. Illustrated with charts and beautiful photographs, this book is a must for anyone who ventures onto the water, whatever your boat, experience or sailing location.

    • Travel

The Making of a Sailor, Or, Sea Life Aboard a Yankee Square-rigger


Author: Frederick Pease Harlow
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486256139
Category: Travel
Page: 377
View: 6135
Exciting firsthand account of sailor's life in the 1870s: working the ship in rough weather, pleasures of shore leave, exotic lands and native girls, more. Enhanced with period illustrations of stately clippers, bustling New England harbors and picturesque ports of call.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

Fourth Edition
Author: John Rousmaniere
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451650248
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 416
View: 5701
Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing. Since the publication of the widely hailed 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, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship thoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing. This edition of Annapolis 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. As big and detailed as Annapolis 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 Annapolis decades of experience both as sailors and as professional communicators. Annapolis 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. 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: * Basic skills in early chapters: Fundamental sailing and boat-handling skills and gear, which are introduced in chapters 1, 2, and 3. * "Hands On" segments: Three dozen special sections, each devoted to a particular seamanship problem and an expert solution. * More how-to tips: Additional rules of thumb that guide a crew quickly and successfully through seamanship problems. * New coverage of multihulls: Advice on evaluating, anchoring, and handling catamarans and trimarans under sail (including in storms). * More on emergencies: New material on emergencies, safety, and heavy-weather sailing, including a section on preparing a docked boat for a hurricane. * Equipment updates: Expanded coverage of the use and care of modern gear and hardware, including radar, GPS, rescue devices, and asymmetrical spinnakers. * Terminology: Full definition and illustration of major terms when they're first introduced, with alternative language provided in parentheses. * Gender: The use of feminine personal pronouns, which reflect the fact that more women are captaining and sailing boats than ever before. 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.

Modern Weather for Sailors

A Marine Meteorology Primer
Author: John Jourdane
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692766255
Category:
Page: 130
View: 474
There is way too much weather information out there on the Internet, and the trick is to find the key weather you need to go sailing safely and quickly. This purpose of this book is to help sailors find and use the important weather information in the endless universe of weather information.Whether you are planning a day sail on a lake, or a voyage across an ocean, knowing what the weather is going to do is as important as knowing how to trim your sails or set your anchor. Hopefully, this book will help you learn how to find and understand the weather you need as a sailor.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Sailor's Wind


Author: Stuart H. Walker
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393045550
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 362
View: 1031
Explains what principles determine the wind's behavior using meteorological research and studies of computer models

    • Nature

Eric Sloane's Weather Book


Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486443574
Category: Nature
Page: 90
View: 8567
"Amateur weather forecasters (which includes just about everyone) will find this volume an informative and entertaining account of the why and how of the weather." — The Nation In simple language, Eric Sloane explains the whys and wherefores of weather and weather forecasting — and does it in a style that's universally appealing. With humor and common sense shining through in a book that's also lively and informative, Sloane shows readers how to predict the weather by "reading" such natural phenomena as winds, skies, and animal sounds. This beautifully illustrated and practical treasure trove of climate lore will enlighten outdoorsmen, farmers, sailors, and anyone else who has ever wondered what a large halo around the moon means, why birds "sit it out" before a storm, and whether or not to take an umbrella when leaving the house.

    • Sports & Recreation

Storm Tactics Handbook

Modern Methods of Heaving-to for survival in extreme conditions
Author: Larry Pardey,Lin Pardey
Publisher: L&L Pardey Publications
ISBN: 9781929214877
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 255
View: 6101
Since writing the previous edition of Storm Tactics Handbook, Lin and Larry have voyaged an additional 35,000 miles. This has taken them as far north as Norway, twice across the Atlantic, south to Argentina and into the Pacific, around Cape Horn contrary to the prevailing winds then on a North Pacfic circuit. With insights gained from these recent voyages, they have fully revised and expanded this text by more than 40% including seven completely new chapters – among them; Lessons from Cape Horn, An interview on storm survival and heaving to with the late Sir Peter Blake, Heaving-to using a Gale Rider on 55 foot Morgan’s Cloud, Adding Rudder Protection Stops. Discussions on avoiding chafe, building and using storm staysails, choosing storm gear, when to deploy para-anchors, tactics for avoiding the worst areas of cyclonic storms and many more have been expanded to answer questions posed by readers and seminar attendees.

    • History

Sailing a Serious Ocean


Author: John Kretschmer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071718125
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 5470
"I know you'll want to read more after you finish Sailing a Serious Ocean. And be warned, you'll very likely want to sail with John, perhaps across an ocean." -- DALLAS MURPHY, AUTHOR OF ROUNDING THE HORN After sailing 300,000 miles and weathering dozens of storms in all the world's oceans, John Kretschmer has plenty of stories and advice to share. John's offshore training passages sell out a year in advance and his entertaining presentations are popular at boat shows and yacht clubs all over the English speaking world. John's talent for storytelling enchants his audience as it soaks up the lessons he learned during his oftenchallenging voyages. Now you can take a seat next to John--at a lesser cost--and get the knowledge you need to fulfill your own dream of blue-water adventure. In Sailing a Serious Ocean, John tells you what to expect when sailing the oceans and shows how to sail safely across them. His tales of storm encounters and other examples of extreme seamanship will help you prepare for your journey and give you confidence to handle any situation—even heavy weather. Through his personal stories, John will guide you through the whole process of choosing the right boat, outfitting with the right gear, planning your route, navigating the ocean, and understanding the nuances of life at sea. Our oceans are beautiful yet unpredictable—water that is at one moment a natural mirror for the glowing sun can turn into a foamy, raging wall of fury. John knows our oceans, and he is one of the best teachers of taming and enjoying them. Before you set off across the big blue, turn to John for his inspirational stories and hard-learned advice and discover the serious sailor in you.

    • History

A Sailor's Logbook

A Season Aboard Great Lakes Freighters
Author: Mark L. Thompson
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814328446
Category: History
Page: 353
View: 6391
A firsthand account of life aboard the ships of the Great Lakes.

    • Nature

Instant Weather Forecasting

You Can Predict the Weather
Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472935381
Category: Nature
Page: 64
View: 9095
Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 50 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 clear colour photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text enables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do. This revised and updated 5th edition takes into account the new ways users can receive professional weather forecasts, factor them into their own cloud observations, and develop an even better understanding of how the weather will change. This bestselling gem of a book will continue to be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing, fishing - and of course holidaymakers.

    • Mediterranean Sea

Mediterranean Weather Handbook for Sailors


Author: Roberto Ritossa
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781846235979
Category: Mediterranean Sea
Page: 120
View: 881
'Mediterranean Weather Handbook for Sailors' is an indispensable reference providing a general understanding of the various phenomena concurring to determine weather in the Mediterranean as well as useful forecasting aids. It is written for sailors, not meteorologists; theory is kept to a minimum, while every effort is made to provide clear interpretative tools that are helpful in understanding actual weather and forecasting. Roberto Ritossa is a meteorology expert and this handbook is a result of many years research on Mediterranean weather patterns. This second edition includes details of new and changed websites that offer meteorological services. Throughout the graphics have been improved and for some sections additional illustrations have been added. Roberto Ritossa has produced an excellent weather text book for those who choose to sail in the Mediterranean. Although it claims to be 'written for sailors, not meteorologists' there is more than enough essential theory to satisfy the keenest of amateur meteorologists. I would certainly buy a copy if I were to ever plan to return to the Mediterranean, as a sailor. - IG, Cruising.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Red Sky at Night


Author: Elly Mackay
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 1101917857
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 3212
A memorable collection of weather sayings, beautifully arranged in story form and illustrated by renowned paper artist Elly MacKay. Red sky at night, sailor's delight. And, the next morning, when the dew is on the grass, no rain will come to pass. These are the perfect conditions for a grandfather to take his grandchildren out on a fishing trip. Especially since, as the saying goes, when the wind is from the West, then the fishes bite the best. The family takes a boat out on the lake, fishing and swimming and eventually camping out on a nearby island, taking full advantage of the gorgeous weather. But the next day . . . red sky in the morning, sailors take warning! The family ventures back home just in time to avoid a rainstorm. But not to worry -- the more rain, the more rest. Fair weather's not always best. Acclaimed paper artist Elly MacKay illustrates a lovely family narrative through the use of weather aphorisms, creating a beautiful and informational story which will appeal to children's timeless fascination with the natural world.

    • Navigation

The Sailor's Sea-book

Rudimentary Treatise on Navigation
Author: James Greenwood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Navigation
Page: 166
View: 2643

    • Science

The Sailor's Weather Guide


Author: Jeff Markell
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574091588
Category: Science
Page: 284
View: 2543
Jeff Markell is an expert on maritime weather.

    • Science

The Weather Experiment

The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future
Author: Peter Moore
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374711275
Category: Science
Page: 416
View: 1115
A history of weather forecasting, and an animated portrait of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made it possible By the 1800s, a century of feverish discovery had launched the major branches of science. Physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy made the natural world explicable through experiment, observation, and categorization. And yet one scientific field remained in its infancy. Despite millennia of observation, mankind still had no understanding of the forces behind the weather. A century after the death of Newton, the laws that governed the heavens were entirely unknown, and weather forecasting was the stuff of folklore and superstition. Peter Moore's The Weather Experiment is the account of a group of naturalists, engineers, and artists who conquered the elements. It describes their travels and experiments, their breakthroughs and bankruptcies, with picaresque vigor. It takes readers from Irish bogs to a thunderstorm in Guanabara Bay to the basket of a hydrogen balloon 8,500 feet over Paris. And it captures the particular bent of mind—combining the Romantic love of Nature and the Enlightenment love of Reason—that allowed humanity to finally decipher the skies.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Taking on the World


Author: Ellen MacArthur
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141954663
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
View: 3913
When Ellen finished the Vendee Globe, yachting's toughest race aged just 24 the nation took her to it's heart. The depth of the affection for Ellen is extraordinary - she makes people feel like they can do anything! This is her story, written intrue Ellen style, in her own words, without the help of a ghost writer. Passionate, dramatic and and deeply affecting, her story will move and inspire all who read it.

    • Sports & Recreation

Atlantic Crossings

A Sailor's Guide to Europe and Beyond
Author: Les Weatheritt
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 1574092316
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 314
View: 4643
The main intent of this book is to prepare the North American sailor for his first crossing of the Atlantic to Europe. It is actually so exhaustive in its coverage that it will indeed help the bluewater sailor to learn how to cross any ocean in the world.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Art of Seamanship

Evolving Skills, Exploring Oceans, and Handling Wind, Waves, and Weather
Author: Ralph Naranjo
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071791582
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 544
View: 7790
Wind, waves, weather, and water demand the practiced art of seamanship "Planning and reacting to the unanticipated are the flip sides of seamanship. This blending of pre-voyage preparedness with effective on-the-water response is learned rather than inherent--together they define the art of seamanship." -- Author RALPH NARANJO Each time a sailboat casts off its docklines the sailor enters a marine realm that demands knowledge, preparedness, vigilance, and coolheadedness--these qualities are the foundation of good seamanship. Both an art as well as a science, seamanship is also the mastery of numerous practical details, from the best choice of line for a jib sheet to an accurate assessment of the passage of a deep low-pressure system. Around-the-world sailor Ralph Naranjo--technical expert, ocean racer, former Vanderstar Chair at the U.S. Naval Academy--delivers a priceless reference for anything that comes up while on the water, sharing all the knowledge today's sailors need to "hand, reef, and steer"--an enduring reference to the collective skills of the bluewater sailor. Naranjo's vast knowledge is supported by real-life examples of sailing mishaps, sample itineraries, vibrant photos, as well as first-hand accounts and sidebars from top sailors and marine experts, including Shelia McCurdy, Chuck Hawley, Lee Chesneau, and Paul Miller, N.A. Seamanship is a dynamic art, demanding full attention from the sailor amidst a constant flow of information and knowledge. The Art of Seamanship will improve your problem-solving skills, whether daysailing around the harbor or voyaging around the world. You'll learn: The attributes of a good skipper and crew—including physical and mental agility, effective communication, and knowledge-based decision making Fine-tuning your voyaging with the seaworthiness of your boat and the capability of your crew in mind Using weather information and routing resources to lower risks and raise rewards Developing advanced boat-handling skills—including heaving-to, towing a drogue, reefing, setting storm sails, and kedging Lines, line handling, and rigging--making sure the right strings are attached, including an in-depth look at modern rope construction Anchoring--the art of staying put--with a realistic look at tackle from lunch hooks to storm anchors Sails, modern sail material, sail trim, sail handling, and hardware, from hanked-on headsails to the latest top-down furlers Navigating in the satellite age, including paper and digital chartplotting, how to best use the new equipment, plus understanding the role of celestial navigation as a fail-safe Sailboat design and dynamics, including the role of vessel structure and stability and a look at what your current boat has to offer and what to look for in a new boat Sharing crowded waters and understanding the reasons behind the "rules of the road" How to be ready for any emergency, including fire, crew overboard, a flooding bilge, or the need to abandon ship Establishing reliable communication, including VHF, AIS, SSB, satellite phones, and beacon signaling (EPIRBS, PLBS)

    • Reference

HANDLING STORMS AT SEA

The 5 Secrets of Heavy Weather Sailing
Author: Hal Roth
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071643451
Category: Reference
Page: 288
View: 9251
The definitive guide to a critical, hotly debated topic How should a sailor cope with storms at sea? Some advocate heaving-to, others running off. Some say trail a sea anchor over the bow, others a drogue astern. The stakes in the discussion couldn’t be higher, or the consensus lower. Finally, preeminent sailor/author Hal Roth offers a practical strategy that can evolve and respond as storms grow stronger.