Yachting World Handbook - Edited by Peter JohnsonEdward Stanford, 1972, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.
From the cover: “This new edition of Yachting World Handbook while fully up-to-date, also aims to concentrate on the more permanent features of the boating scene: so despite the passage of events and names in each yachting year, the reader can return here for the more timeless information. This second edition has been extensively revised and rewritten by Peter Johnson with a team of contributors who are acknowledged experts in their fields. Colin Mudie, a leading naval architect, has written on engines and provided the attractive line illustrations which give the whole book a special character. Mary Blewitt writes on celestial navigation, referring to the latest tables and methods. G. Sambrooke Sturgess explains the 1973-76 racing rules. John Tees gives a carefully chosen summary of medical knowledge, which could be vital afloat. The chapter on law for the yachtsman by Andrew Phelan will settle many an argument “out of court”! Several of the chapters are almost entirely in pictures, including those on the international and national classes, with many racing dinghies shown to the same scale, deck seamanship, ship handling under sail and power and rule of the road. The coastal navigation section has details of the use of radio aids, while there is a new chapter on the varied types of electronic, which are found on yachts. Other assistance with a yacht’s equipment is contained in chapters on sails, construction, rigging, ground tackle and maintenance. In all these the latest use of synthetic materials, for all parts of the boat, is given the closest attention.”
Illustrator: Colin Mudie
Size: 8¾" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 368
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