Essential reference book for all leisure motor cruisers, complements the new RYA Motor Cruising Scheme.
Chapters include parts of the boat, safety kit, engine and control checks, propulsion and steering, effect of wind and streams, turning, berthing, anchoring, collision avoidance, cruising at speed, trim under power, instrumentation, navigation and tides, passage planning, weather, lights and shapes, rules of the road, buoyage, basic rope work, towing, using a tender, sidtress situations and stability.
Simon Jinks has been teaching on boats for twenty years, starting in dinghies and small powerboats and graduating up to yachts and motorboats.
As an RYA Yachtmaster Examiner for sail and motorboats, he has travelled all over the world on boats up to 80ft, from Scotland to New Zealand and the Mediterranean to the Caribbean. He is now the Chief Cruising Instructor for the RYA, overseeing the Motor and Sail Cruising instructional programmes.