Tom Cunliffe is one of the most experienced sailors of traditional and modern yachts in the UK.
He explains how to do things with a smile on his face and as an author he writes frequently for marine magazines and has a long list of books to his name.
The Complete Day Skipper is a totally practical hands-on manual that covers the RYA Day Skipper syllabus in a way that reflects a skipper's growing experience at sea.
It begins with yacht handling under power, moving on to boat husbandry and sailing skills, and from there to the realistic use of modern electronic navigation systems and paper charts.
Eminently readable and very down to earth, this fully revised sixth edition has become required reading for all skippers in their early years as well as more experienced sailors who choose not to venture far afield.
As one of Britain's best-known instructors and writers on seamanship, Tom Cunliffe provides just the right blend of advice, instruction, inspiration and encouragement.