The author, Alison Noice, is a Yachtmaster examiner, and is obviously well qualified to write this book. Now in its fourth edition, the book is up to date on such matters as GMDSS, Solas regulations, weather sources, with useful websites included, so is also useful for qualified and experienced sailors looking to keep abreast of developments.

New electronic systems are explained alongside the traditional methods. The many illustrations are simple, clear and bright.

Question papers appear at the end of each topic (don’t panic – answers at the back of the book!) to help reinforce the subject matter.

This is a comprehensive reference book that is refreshingly simple to follow and absorb.

ISBN number: 9781472925497