Recommended books for Clipper Race crew

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Every crew member taking part in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race will go through three intensive week-long training courses before they take on the world’s longest yacht race.

With forty per cent of crew having never sailed before their first training course the learning curve is a steep one. To help every crew member prepare themselves for the challenge of a lifetime Jim Dobie, Senior Training Skipper has recommended the following titles:

Recommended Navigation books for RYA courses and CRCC course

RYA Weather Handbook, Northern and/or Southern Hemisphere editions
RYA Tom Cunliffe’s manual of seamanship
RYA Navigation Handbook
RYA Navigation Exercises
RYA VHF Handbook
Radar Afloat – Tim Bartlet
Adlard Coles Heavy Weather Sailing

Recommended books for sail trim and race performance

RYA Sail Trim Handbook
Illustrated Sail and Rig Tuning – Ivar Dedekam

Recommended books for maintenance and yacht husbandry

RYA Knots Splices and Ropework
RYA Diesel Engine Handbook
Knots and Splices Steve Judkins and Timothy Davison
Practical Sail care and repair – Lisa Carr

General Interest

Seamanship – Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
Knox-Johnston on Sailing – Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
Team Spirit – Brendan Hall

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