In order to safely navigate Europe's major waterway routes, all boaters need to know CEVNI - the Waterway Code - whose rules, signs, symbols and signals are understood and used by bargemasters and working vessels of all nationalities. This book has been written especially for pleasure craft users, setting out the rules in an easy-to-follow handy pocket-book format. It covers waterway signs, signals, flags and lights, markings on vessels, procedures in tunnels, locks and weirs, overtaking rules, berthing, and explains buoyage and landmarks - and for this 3rd edition there is a handy Quick Reference section grouping signs by colour for easy identification. The book forms the basis of the RYA test for the International Certificate of Competence and is accepted by European countries as the obligatory rules book that must be carried on board all small craft. 'Essential reading for anyone proposing to navigate the continental waterways' Waterways World 'A very welcome reference work for British boatowners cruising through Europe' Motor Boats Monthly 'A must' Little Ship Club 'Cannot be too highly recommened' Nautical Magazine
This book aims to help yachtsmen and motorboaters pass the ICC test - essential for anyone wanting to take their boat to the inland waterways of Europe and to many European coastal waters too. Now revised for the second edition, Bill Anderson explains the syllabus in detail, provides revision notes on all the subjects in the test, and includes a set of self-test questions and answers at each stage to help readers take the ICC test with confidence. 'Well presented, well illustrated and clearly written... a concise and handy guide that will fulfil all the candidate's requirements.' Nautical Magazine
Anyone who admits to a sense of confusion when confronted with the bewildering array of European waterway signs, symbols, rules and regulations should find this book useful. The author demystifies this world for the visitor, thereby eliminating any problems that may arise. This second edition includes chapters for Americans considering cruising the European waterways and for Med-bound sailors.
The most comprehensive and helpful guide ever written for selecting and equipping a cruising sailboat Whether you’re a coastal or offshore cruiser, you’ll find your most pressing concerns treated with the know-how that makes for skillful, confident cruising in Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook. The author -- one of the most respected marine how-to authors on either side of the Atlantic, and author of the universally admired Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, -- walks you through all key technical and practical aspects of modern cruising systems and equipment, providing you with a summary of the skills necessary for safe, enjoyable sailing. The first half of the book includes an easy-to-use tabular method for evaluating a boat's suitability for cruising; ideas for workable deck and interior lay-outs and organization; how to choose and configure suitable boat systems for cruising; and how to install gear for trouble free operation. The book's second half teaches you boat handling skills; core navigational expertise; anchoring techniques; weather understanding; heavy weather expertise; and specific skills for long-term and long-distance cruising.