This practical companion covers all of the essential calculations in a very straightforward and supportive manner.
NAME: Nautical Calculation Companion
CLASSIFICATION: Book Reviews
AUTHOR: Alastair Buchan
PUBLISHER: Wiley Nautical
BINDING: Soft back
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: nautical calculation, storm avoidance,
sailing to weather, speed, time, distance, dis-
tances off, current sailing, wind, plane sailing,
magnetic variation, waves and swell, draft when
heeled, rule of twelfths, conversion factors
This is part of the excellent series of very affordable practical guides to seamanship and navigation published by Wiley Nautical. Printed onto water resistant card and spiral bound. This practical companion is a concise source of information on nautical navigation. Many sailors start with kayaks and dinghies, learning how to handle craft on water, but then are reluctant to develop to larger craft and more ambitious voyages. Cost may be a factor, but a fear of nautical calculation is frequently a stronger factor. This practical companion covers all of the essential calculations in a very straightforward and supportive manner. It will do much to dispel an unnecessary fear of marine mathematics and provide a ready use aid memoir that can be hung near the cockpit or tucked into the navigation bag. It is a very useful aid to any novice sailor, both for theoretical preparation and for early voyages. It is also a very practical checklist for the more experienced sailor, particularly at the start of the season when skills have become rusty during the winter layup.