REEDS Skipper's Handbook - 7th Edition
A friend of ours is a massively experienced professional ship's captain who has been in charge of big commercial vessels all over the world for decades.
He calls this book his "Back pocket bible" - he keeps a well thumbed copy of this book in has back pocket at all times because despite how clever we might be, or experienced we might be - we can't always remember everything all the time. and this little book is an indispensable reference for pretty much all boating situations.
The Reed's Skipper's Handbook has been a bestseller since first publication. The previous edition sold over 60,000 copies, and it is easy to see why: a handy pocket size, it is an aide-memoire of everything a boater needs to know at sea. Packed with a wide range of information in a concise form it is frequently recommended by Yachtmaster Instructors as a quick reference guide and as a revision aid for anyone taking their Day Skipper or Yachtmaster certificates.
This 7th edition has been thoroughly revised, with updated text and illustrations throughout.
'A terrific little volume' Motorboat & Yachting
'A brilliant guide for beginners and an excellent refresher for more advanced skippers... a top rate book' Waterstones
'Everything you would need to know when going to sea in a yacht or small boat...a humdinger of a little book' Nautical Magazine
Reeds Skipper's Handbook is a must for anyone going to sea in any size of boat – be they novice or old hand. Tens of thousands of skippers and crew have found it invaluable as a memory jogger and refresher whether at sea or on land.