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Book of the Week: 'Perfect Passage Planning' by Alistair Buchan


'Passage making - let’s make it as perfect as possible'    .

Planning and carrying out a successful, safe and enjoyable passage is a real art, and this book covers the whole process, from planning before setting off to fine tuning once underway.

This book shows how planning is about making the most of your time, your crew, and giving you the confidence to be more adventurous.


Passage making made perfect -  .. .  
Recent regulations issued by Britain's Maritime and Coastguard Agency have also made passage planning a legal requirement for small boats, so now it's not just good practice - it's something that British readers, at least, will have to do. While that's not the case if you are in New Zealand or Australia, for us it's just plain common sense.

Starting with the first glimmerings of an idea through to the safe arrival at the other end, this guide covers not just the initial preparation but also how to put it into practice, continuously adjusting the plans in response to changing conditions at sea - all resulting in a safe, seamanlike and enjoyable voyage.

Looking at day, offshore and ocean sailing, each part of the book covers: - sources of information (eg weather and tides) - creating the passage plan, taking into account capabilities and strength of the boat and crew - preparing the boat, equipment, crew and skipper - fine tuning whilst underway - approaching the destination, and arrival - dealing with emergencies.

With practical text, case studies, checklists, flow charts and photographs, this book gives readers the tools and confidence they need to carry out successful passages, wherever and whenever they might be.

Alastair Buchan has over 50 years' experience of coastal cruising, as well as several Atlantic crossings to his name. He is the author of Sailing an Atlantic Circuit and How to Sail on a Budget, both published by Adlard Coles Nautical.

If you are in New Zealand and it's not available from your local marine book store you can purchase it online from Boat Books by clicking here.

For Australians you can also use the above link or visit one of the Boat Books stores:

Boat Books Sydney
31 Albany Street
Crows Nest NSW 2065
Phone: (02) 9439 1133
Fax: (02) 9439 8517
boatbooks@boatbooks-aust.com.au
Store Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 2:00pm

Boat Books Melbourne
214 St Kilda Road
St Kilda VIC 3182
Phone: (03) 9525 3444
Fax: (03) 9525 3355
melbourne@boatbooks-aust.com.au
Store Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 1:00pm


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