Your first Channel crossing [electronic resource] / Andy Du Port.
- London : Adlard Coles Nautical, 2013.
1 online resource (316 p.)
- Sailing -- English Channel.
Navigation -- English Channel.
- Electronic books.
- After day sailing, the next step for the adventurous yachtsman or motorboater is their first open sea crossing, and for many that invariably entails crossing the English Channel. This invaluable guide walks the first timer through their first Channel crossing step by step, tackling all the aspects that have to be taken into account before embarking, as well as managing on the trip, in the order in which they will be encountered. The trip is eminently achievable given good planning, reasonably competent crew and a working knowledge of navigation, and this essential handbook shows how to apply k
- Cover; Title page; Table of Contents; 1 introduction; Wind, weather and sea state; Wind direction; Weather forecasts; Day or night; Tides; CG66; 2 forward planning; Equipment; Liferaft; Grab bag; Flares; Fuel; Engine spares; Provisions; Paperwork; Registration; VAT; Radio licence; Authority to operate; Insurance; RCD; Red diesel; Customs; Passports; ICC; Safety equipment; Propulsion; Bailing and pumping; Detection; Flares; Firefighting; Personal safety; Liferaft; MOB; Radio; Navigation; First aid; 3 preparing for the crossing; Departure and arrival ports; Gathering the data; Charts; Tides
Tidal coefficientsCommunications; Chartwork; Tidal streams; Course to steer; Plotting the track; Alternative destinations; 4 the navigational plan; Weather; Shore contact; Crew briefing; Coastguard; 5 setting off; Departure; EP; Course; Basics; Pool of errors; Shipping lanes; Collision avoidance; Interpretation of the Colregs; Domestic issues; Night sailing; Fog; Colregs for fog; 6 the crossing; Closing the coast; Fixing; Arrival; Berthing; Getting home; Flags and ensigns; 7 arrival and return; South coast of England; North Brittany; Channel Islands; Normandy; 8 pilotage notes; SAR
Be preparedEquipment; Definitions; DISTRESS; URGENCY; 9 emergencies; 10 useful French words and phrases; eCopyright
- Includes index.
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