A vice admiral of the Royal Navy on what every professional or amateur sailor must know With the full text of the rules from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS), along with a clear explanation of what each means, this authoritative primer prepares both the career or part-time sailor for any possible circumstance at sea. This handy guide includes a 150-page question section that tests and reinforces knowledge of all lights, shapes, and sounds encountered at sea, while hundreds of illustrated scenarios provide a rigorous understanding of the rules under a variety of conditions. Here is must-have guide for safety at sea for the sailor in the navy and the leisure boater, operating power or sailboats. * The easiest and most comprehensive guide available to safely operating a boat at sea * Illustrated in full color throughout * Paul Boissier served as a Deputy Commander of NATO, Naval Striking and Support Forces, Southern Europe For the professional and amateur sailor, here is the essential rulebook to have onboard for every day at sea.
Paul Boissier has spent much of his professional life at sea, and has commanded a number of Royal Navy warships. He is also a very experienced yachtsman and has cruised extensively. These perspectives from the cockpit of a yacht and the bridge of a large ship make him the ideal author for a COLREGs guide that will be equally useful to leisure boat users and professional mariners. Paul is now the chief executive of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution), the charity that saves lives at sea and operates over 340 lifeboats around the UK and the Republic of Ireland.