The Navigation of Small Yachts (Paperback)
This book is a detailed and profusely illustrated guide to navigating small yachts, with information on reading tides and tidal streams, navigating at night, correcting bearings, and many other related aspects. "The Navigation of Small Yachts" has been carefully selected for a modern readership, and will be of considerable utility to novice yachtsmen. Contents include: "Position, Direction and Distance", "The Chart", "Elementary Chart Work", "Selecting the Safe Track to Follow", "The Magnetic Compass", "Variation, Deviation, and the Correction of Courses and Bearings", "Leeway and Current", "The Compass Course to Steer", "Distance and Speed", "Windward Work", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on sailing.