Auxiliary Sail Vessel Operations for the Professional Sailor
G. Andy Chase Revised and updated 2nd edition
This text has been developedto provide a firm foundation for men and women working toward earning US CoastGuard licenses to operate auxiliary-powered sailing yachts and vessels. Initially created as a course curriculum for classes in sailvessel operations at the Maine Maritime Academy, thisrevised and updated second edition contains new material on bridge resourcemanagement, risk assessment, safety aloft, and more. Designed to accompany thesailor as a study guide and point of reference, it calls attention to themyriad constant and critical elements of professional yacht and vesselmanagement in both theory and practice. Subjects covered include seamanshipaboard sailing vessels, relevant hydrodynamic and aerodynamic theory, basic andadvanced sailing maneuvers, planning and managing for crew and vessel safety,meteorology for sailors, heavy-weather sailing, emergencies at sea, and vesseladministration as related to Coast Guard rules and regulations.