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In this category you will find a selection of very useful manuals for safe sailing on a sailboat. We offer a wide choice of fun and illustrated Vagnon books such as the Abécédaire du plaisancier, Bien choisir son bateau d'occasion, the Mémento du skipper, la Traversée transocéanique ou the Indispensable de la navigation hauturière. You will also find manuals from the FFV or the SHOM on the subjects of cruising, light sailing and maritime navigation!

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  • <h2>Réussir sa sortie en mer: preparing, sailing and above all progressing!</h2> <h2><span style="color:#ff0000;">Written and designed by the experts at Picksea!</span></h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">Successful Sea Trips is an illustrated guide from the <strong>Vagnon</strong> which accompanies the sailor in all the stages of his sea trip. You will find a<span> unwound <strong>step by step</strong> which follows the chronology of a sea trip (before, during, after) with important themes such as managing the unexpected or sailing at night.</span></p> <h2>Characteristics of the book Réussir sa sortie en mer</h2>
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"><h2>The Safetics safety guide New version: Sailboats and Motors</h2><p><span>All the<strong> good navigation practices</strong> are gathered in this book in the form of clear and easily accessible sheets for everyone. This waterproof guide is i</span><span>It is resistant to sea spray and tears, the guide <strong>SAFETICS</strong> is designed to be used in action and in the moment. It is filled with tips, emergency explanations, help and advice on how to use the<span>memories, of <strong>professional advice</strong>You will quickly become dependent on this new companion.</span></span></p><p>This guide is the result of the work of enthusiasts who decided to create a simple and intuitive memo for pleasure boating. Its content is based on official recommendations, as well as on numerous feedbacks and experts' opinions, including in particular that of<strong>Armel Le Cléac'h</strong>a skipper and professional sailor. It has also been endorsed by the FFVoile, the SNSM, Météo France, the Gendarmerie Maritime, the French Navy and the Centre de Consultation Médicale Maritime. A real Sailor's Checklist for sailing and motor boats.</p><h2>Features of the Safetics Sailing Guide: Sailor's Checklist</h2></div>
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  • <h2>All about the world of boating - <span style="color:#ff0000;">Written and designed by the experts at Picksea!</span></h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">From A for "Shoot" to Z for "Avoidance Zone", this <em>"Abécédaire du plaisancier" </em>offers definitions of more than 300 key words that are essential for acquiring a solid nautical culture that is useful for any outing at sea, in a motorboat or under sail.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">The book is enriched with visual plates to identify and remember at a glance the essentials about the design and operation of a boat, basic manoeuvres, markings and markings, safety equipment, rigging, sails, etc...</p> <h2><span style="font-family:'novecento_wide_medium', sans-serif;font-size:16px;">Details on the Abécédaire du plaisancier</span></h2>
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  • <h2>An indispensable manual to prepare for the offshore licence - <span style="color:#ff0000;">Written and designed by the experts at Picksea!</span></h2> <p>This guide to offshore sailing is intended for those who wish to learn about offshore sailing and for those who plan to take the offshore sailing licence exam. It has been designed to enable you to:</p> <ul><li>acquire the knowledge necessary to master offshore navigation as well as those necessary to pass your offshore exam</li> <li>to progress in your learning thanks to a proven method</li> <li>to check your knowledge thanks to tests and exercises throughout your training</li> <li>to prepare yourself with confidence for the offshore exam thanks to the mock exams proposed in this book</li> <li>to put into practice what you have learned on a simulated offshore sailing trip</li> </ul><h2><span style="font-family:'novecento_wide_medium', sans-serif;font-size:16px;">Details on the Offshore Navigation Training Guide</span></h2>
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  • <p style="text-align:justify;"><span>The Vagnon of boating at sea is the Bible of the motor sailor! This book gathers all the knowledge in manoeuvres, navigation, safety, regulations, etc... which will help you to improve your nautical skills.</span></p> <h2 style="text-align:justify;">The Motor Boating Bible !</h2>
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  • <h2>Safe sailing near the coast</h2> <p><span>This book contains everything you need to know to navigate safely near the coast. The various chapters cover: information gathering, dangerous meteorological and oceanographic phenomena, sea state and currents, the nautical chart, navigation, anchoring and dangers. This is a very complete book that is intended for experienced sailors.</span></p> <h2>Features of the manual: Coastal Cruising</h2>
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  • <h2>Improve your sailing skills with this manual!</h2> <p>This sailing manual offers a coaching program adapted to all generations of "sailors", to acquire and master the skills of sailing. You will find several headings: getting ready, training, improving.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the manual : Coaching voile habitable</h2>
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  • <h2>Prepare your Atlantic crossing</h2> <p><span>This is a very practical guide for experienced boaters wishing to cross the Atlantic. You will find planning, meteorology and oceanography... A unique book on the market, which adventurous sailors are eagerly awaiting! It also includes examples of routes to the West Indies.</span></p> <h2>Features of the guide : The trans-oceanic crossing.</h2>
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  • <h2>The radio message memo</h2> <p>This very practical memo aims to remind you of all the information you need to know for a safety, emergency or distress call.</p> <p>You will find distress, emergency and safety messages.</p> <h2>Features of the Vagnon Memo - Radio messages</h2>
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  • <h2>The maritime signalling memo</h2> <p>This very practical memo aims to remind you of the maritime signs to enable you to navigate safely.</p> <p>You will find the beaconing, the harbour signals as well as the tide and the weather.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Vagnon Memo - Maritime signs</h2>
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>The guide to second-hand 10 to 12 metre sailboats</h2> <p>Third and last part of a series of 3 updated editions. For each volume (depending on the length of the yacht), 250 yachts on the second-hand market are analysed in detail: portrait, technical data sheet, market price, silhouette photo, accommodation, points of wear and tear to check, etc...</p> <h2>The guides of the second hand sailboats : 3 parts</h2> <p>This series of 3 books is available on Picksea.com, starting with the 5 meter sailboat and ending with the 12 meter one. Everything is analyzed and dissected to guide you in your choice and your desires of sailboat.</p> <h2>Features</h2> </div>
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>The guide to used 8 to 10 metre sailboats</h2> <p>Second part of a series of 3 updated editions. For each volume (depending on the length of the yacht), 250 yachts on the second-hand market are analysed in detail: portrait, technical data sheet, market price, silhouette photo, accommodation, points of wear and tear to check, etc...</p> <h2>The guides of the second hand sailboats : 3 parts</h2> <p>This series of 3 books is available on Picksea.com, starting with the 5 meter sailboat and ending with the 12 meter one. Everything is analyzed and dissected to guide you in your choice and your desires of sailboat.</p> <h2>Features</h2> </div>
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Discover the "Bible" of coastal and offshore navigation</h2> <p>The Master of Yacht Manual is the "Bible" of coastal and offshore navigation: all the basics of the Yacht Master Navigation course taught to the instructors of Les Glénan reviewed and adapted for the general public of sailing and motor yachts.</p> <h2>Features of the master of yacht manual</h2> </div>
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Vagnon skipper's mémento</h2> <p>Published in England a few years ago under the title "Reeds Skipper Handbook", this small manual with very accessible content quickly became a best seller in nautical literature. It explains in a simple way the basics of coastal navigation. It covers all the main topics for sailing a motorboat or a sailboat, from the rules of the road to weather forecasts, as well as seamanship, safety and knowledge of the tides.</p> <p>Navigation techniques are of course covered in detail, but also navigation on lakes and rivers.</p> <h2>Boating is everywhere on Picksea.com</h2> <p>Find on our site all about the world of boating, and do not hesitate to discover this universe through various books!</p> <h2>Features</h2> </div>
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  • <h2>Coaching to prepare, train and progress</h2> <p>This manual Coaching light sail of <strong>Vagnon</strong> proposes a learning method thanks to a very visual, well explained and easy to understand guide to progress in light sailing. In three major stages: getting ready (the right moves), training (taking your first steps) and progressing (becoming an expert), you'll become an expert on the subject!</p> <div class="productStrates__column productStrates__column--fixed"> <div class="productStrate advertisingStrate"> <div id="ad_9d1d5e22f27440" class="js-ad-slot f-ad"></div> </div> </div> <h2>Characteristics of the Light Sailing Coaching</h2>
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  • <h2>Regatta coaching to prepare, train and progress</h2> <p>This manual Coaching regatta of <strong>Vagnon</strong> proposes a learning method thanks to a very visual, well explained and easy to understand guide to progress during regattas. In three major stages: getting ready (the right gestures), training (taking your first steps) and progressing (becoming an expert), you will know how to define the type of race you want to practice, choose your equipment, your boat and your course, learn the essential rules, refine your tactics and strategy by following the weather and currents, improve your driving and manoeuvres...</p> <div class="productStrates__column productStrates__column--fixed"> <div class="productStrate advertisingStrate"> <div id="ad_9d1d5e22f27440" class="js-ad-slot f-ad"></div> </div> </div> <h2>Characteristics of the Regatta Coaching</h2>
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  • <h2>The practical sailing sheets to equip yourself, prepare, manoeuvre and sail!</h2> <p>This manual <strong>Vagnon</strong> includes 65 illustrated sheets to guide the "sailor" and help him or her progress in the discovery and practice of sailing.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the practical sailing cards</h2>
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    The practical sheets of sailing

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  • <h2>The boater's memo: a practical memo of the ABCs of navigation</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">The boater's memo of the edition <strong>Vagnon</strong> is a practical and very visual memo which makes it easy to understand and remember. The aim of this memo is to guide you through the stages of a successful trip at sea. Harbour manoeuvres, signs, lights, markings, radio messages, accidents, safety rules: everything is explained to help you adopt the right gestures to avoid endangering your own life and that of your crew.</p> <h2>Features of the Boater's Memo</h2>
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  • <h2>The essentials of offshore sailing: everything you need to know to sail or motor on the high seas!</h2><p style="text-align:justify;">The essential of the deep-sea navigation of <strong>Vagnon</strong> includes the essentials of the regulations (navigation zones, registration, permits), safety (responsibilities of the skipper, equipment, first aid, VHF), day and night navigation, but also eco-actions!</p><h2>Features of the manual The Essential of Offshore Navigation</h2>
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  • <h2>All the basics to get started</h2> <p><span>The dinghy is the ideal boat for beginners, especially for children. This very clear and practical guide, largely illustrated, is there to accompany them in their learning. It covers all the essential notions: where to sail, how to choose your boat, how to take your first steps on the water and on the boat, how to leave and return, how to take care of the weather, how to manage your safety...</span></p> <h2>Characteristics of the manual : The dinghy</h2>
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    Dinghy Sailing

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  • <h2>Choosing and managing your multihull</h2> <p>This manual, written by a multihull specialist, will help you choose your boat according to your sailing program, and presents everything you need to know to cruise well</p> <h2>Characteristics of the manual : Le multicoque de croisière</h2>
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    The cruising multihull

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  • <h2>Make your first sailing trips a success</h2> <p>This beginner's sailing manual covers all the essential basics for your first outings. You will find safety, the organization of life on board and the crew, basic maneuvers, the fundamentals of navigation, the weather...</p> <h2>Characteristics of the manual : The beginner's guide to sailing</h2>
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    The beginner's sailing guide

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  • <h2>Learn how to trim and adjust your sails</h2> <p><span>Knowing how to trim and adjust your sails according to the boat, the wind, the course, the weather, the risks... It's not easy! And yet, there are very few publications on the subject. This small practical manual is here to provide the reader with all the essential information to know. This book is aimed at experienced sailors.</span></p> <h2>Manual features: Ajuster et régler des voiles</h2>
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    Ajustage et réglage des voiles

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  • <h2>Learn more about marine navigation with the Vagnon de navigation</h2> <p><span>Maritime navigation requires a vast knowledge of the sea, ships and sailors. You will learn about <span>the contribution of the most recent technologies but also on the digital turn taken by the field of navigation. <span>This educational book has been written for the students of the Naval School. It is also intended for sailors and industrialists. It provides them with knowledge of the maritime environment and exposes the techniques and logic necessary to conduct a serene navigation.</span></span></span></p> <h2>Characteristics of the Vagnon Navigation Treaty</h2>
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    Vagnon Treaty of Navigation

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  • <h2>Exercises to manage your navigation</h2> <p><span>With this navigation exercise manual you will know how to read and interpret a nautical chart, take a bearing and take stock, read and interpret a nautical chart, draw the graph of water heights of a tide, all with pedagogical texts and many practical exercises, it allows you to train before going to sea!</span></p> <h2>Features of the Manual Exercise to manage your navigation</h2>
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    Exercises to manage your navigation

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Everything about cruising, coastal and offshore in great detail</h2> <p>This book written by Olivier le Carrer is a definition of the crosière, which for him is not measured by the number of miles sailed, nor by the size of the boat. It begins as soon as you embark on a boat, however small, with a thermos of coffee, a few spare things and a map...</p> <h2>Detailed features of this book</h2> </div>
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    The Cruise: Coastal and Offshore

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Dinghy sailing, all about the different techniques and sensations in the smallest details</h2> <p>This book was written by Bertrand Chéret who occupies a prominent place in the world of regattas, as a high level sailor in dinghies, sport keelboats and cockpits, but also as an expert in the field of sails, and the use of new materials.</p> <h2>Detailed features of this book</h2> </div>
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    Dinghy Sailing : Techniques and sensations

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>The guide to second-hand yachts from 5 to 8 metres</h2> <p>First part of a series of 3 updated editions. For each volume (depending on the length of the yacht), 250 yachts on the second-hand market are analysed in detail: portrait, technical data sheet, market price, silhouette photo, accommodation, points of wear and tear to check, etc...</p> <h2>The 3-part used yacht guide by Vagnon</h2> <p>This series of 3 books is available on Picksea.com, starting with the 5 meter sailboat and ending with the 12 meter one. Everything is analyzed and dissected to guide you in your choice and your desires of sailboat.</p> <h2>Features</h2> </div>
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    The guide to second-hand yachts from 5 to 8 metres

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Le Vagnon de la voile: a reference!</h2> <p>In this "bible" for sailors, Marcel Oliver teaches us, with all his experience as a sailor and teacher of the sea, everything we need to know to sail well: how to sail safely, how to use your equipment wisely, how to deal with the natural elements (the sea, the wind, etc.), how to navigate efficiently both near the coast and in the open sea. A reference manual for all instructors and for all sailors who wish to learn and improve their sailing skills.</p> <p>A two-level reading: fundamental theory (often unpublished) on the left-hand pages, illustrated synthesis on the right-hand pages. This new edition includes a new chapter on sail trimming.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Vagnon de la voile</h2> </div>
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    The Vagnon of sailing

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>GPS and Maritime Navigation by SHOM</h2> <p>This book is dedicated to the notions of GPS and Maritime Navigation. Owned by SHOM, you will find everything you need to know in this high quality and well-provided guide.</p> <h2>The "general" navigation on our site</h2> <p>Many books on sailing in general are available on Picksea.com, don't hesitate to discover them and enjoy them!</p> <h2>Features</h2> </div>
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    GPS and Marine Navigation

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>How to choose your second-hand boat : Albert Brel</h2> <p>The aim of this book by Albert BREL is to provide boaters with all the advice they need to acquire a second-hand boat, whether sailing or motor. The advice is given according to the budget and the sailing program.</p> <p>In this manual, you will learn :</p> <ul><li>To make the choice of<span>The boat's performance depends on the sailing program, the sailing areas, the parking mode and the hull.</span></li> <li><span><span>Building materials.</span></span></li> <li><span><span>To examine the vessel afloat</span></span></li> <li><span><span>To do the dry dock examination</span></span></li> <li><span><span>The purchase of the boat </span></span></li> <li><span><span>Do-it-yourself repairs</span></span></li> </ul><h2>Detailed characteristics of the Vagnon manual: Choosing your second-hand boat</h2> </div>
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    How to choose your second-hand boat

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Communicating well on board: Albert Brel</h2> <p>The means of communication at sea have greatly evolved in recent years. This manual covers all the possible techniques to simplify calling procedures, facilitate contact with the land and thus ensure safety.</p> <p>VHF, mobile phone, Inmarsat Standard-C telex, SSB... Albert Brel, an electronics engineer and graduate of the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, gives you all the keys to choosing and mastering your communication systems.</p> </div>
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    Good communication on board

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