Seamanship refers to the set of skills used in operating a boat. These skills are developed through training and experience, and can vary depending on the type of vessel, the cruising area, and the preferences of the individual sailor. The purpose of good seamanship is to ensure safe handling of the boat, to reduce the likelihood of collisions and other accidents, and to increase enjoyment.
The basics of good seamanship?
List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)
There are a number of organizations around the world dedicated to teaching seamanship.
- International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea and Distress Signals Regulations - pdf download from UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
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