Mastery of a yacht is a tantalizing thing. Have it & you're in total control of your boat, at all times cool, confident & ready for any eventuality. Without it things start to go wrong, anxiety creeps in & your doubts are transferred to the crew. Here is a book that directly addresses the problems of skippering, taking the reader a long way towards that elusive goal of mastery. It is a distillation of knowledge gained through long practical experience; what is more it explores the reasons why things happen the way they do. Packed with practical tips & sensible ideas, it will save you both money & trouble. Effective Skippering will help you become a better, safer, more knowledgeable & more confident skipper. It will show you how to protect your vessel, your crew & yourself from damage & from strain.