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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>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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  • <h2>Find out what to do when sailing with this special issue of Voiles et Voiliers</h2> <p>When it comes to navigation and manoeuvring, there is no point in perfecting your technique if your body, and in particular your ten fingers, are not capable of giving it excellence. Are you lucky enough to be able to feel where the wind is coming from? Do you know where you are after consulting the map? Do you have a good intuition for the weather? Are you a good trimmer and very fussy about safety on board? Then you are surely an excellent sailor!</p> <p>And yet... As with all of us, there are inevitably small imperfect gestures or bad habits in your way of sailing and manoeuvring that need to be corrected in order to really sail according to the rules. Nothing serious! Just little things that you have never been taught because they are rarely mentioned in sailing books. This new special issue deals in a new way with gestures, i.e. the correct body and hand movements when using a winch, throwing a mooring line, hoisting or firing a parachute rocket, for example. Skipper or crew, whatever your level of experience, these pages will give you a lot of help!</p> <h2>Features </h2>
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  • <h2>This book contains all you need to know about the new ropes, Dyneema, flat-line, square-line and other Vectran and Technora, their strength and elongation.</h2> <p>For this special issue, which deals with the more specific aspect of modern ropes, we have once again called on Patrick Moreau, the great specialist in seamanship. This book contains as a preamble everything you need to know about the new ropes, Dyneema, flat-line, square-line and other Vectran and Technora. In particular their tensile strength, elongation and chafe resistance. It deals with all the work that yachtsmen can easily do on board their yachts to improve manoeuvres on deck, in the rig or around the fittings.</p> <p>Patrick Moreau offers a complete chapter on the basic and essential knots that every good sailor must know. In addition to the classic knot tying on a twisted rope, the aim is also to explain to sailors the use of modern ropes, mainly braided, which are increasingly found on our boats, for halyards and sheets as well as for mooring lines. Making a button halyard with a pure core rope, over-sheathing a halyard to limit wear in a cleat, making a diminished sheet for the furling jib, a textile grommet to replace a shackle, a joint between a chain and a rope to facilitate the passage through the windlass are techniques that riggers have been using for a long time on racing yachts.</p> <p>This special edition is the first book to deal with modern seamanship; it provides all sailors with techniques previously reserved for professionals. Photographic step-by-step instructions for learning and understanding.</p> <h2>Features</h2>
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    Knots & Seamanship

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  • <h2>GPS is a great navigation aid. However, it is important to know how to use it and to identify the risks in order to better prevent them.</h2> <p>Learn how to use all the GPS functions, and at a glance on your screen you will see where you are and where you are going, how long it will take you to get there and what time you will be in port. As your boat progresses, the various displays, figures and graphs show the constantly changing data, which is both fascinating and reassuring.</p> <p>As an everyday tool, GPS has become commonplace for road traffic or nature walks. Its nautical use, however, remains the most sophisticated of all, along with air navigation. At sea, a lack of settings, a handling error or a wrong reading can result in a shipwreck, with much more serious consequences than getting lost in the open country. Marine sense - a mixture of thoughtful analysis of all the information on board, observation of the maritime environment and constant sensory monitoring - consists first and foremost in never relying on a single instrument, even if it is as precise and magical as the GPS. When the reefs appear in front of the bow, it is too late to wonder if the position displayed on the screen is really accurate...</p> <p>This special edition is aimed at beginners as well as those who already use a GPS on a regular basis but who do not check its correct operation, rarely pay attention to its settings and hardly use its advanced functions...</p> <h2>Features</h2>
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    I'm learning the GPS

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  • <h1>Find out how to manoeuvre your boat properly with this special issue of Voiles et Voiliers</h1> <p>First time, every time: to avoid stressing before your harbour manoeuvres and get them right the first time, here is the first multimedia special edition of Voiles et Voiliers. New and exclusive! To stop stressing before your harbour manoeuvres and get them right the first time, here is the first multimedia special edition of Voiles et Voiliers :</p> <p>- A complete guide, with texts and didactic photos<br />- And, as a complement, nine videos explaining, in a lively way, some of the main points of this special edition.</p> <p>Available online on our website www.voilesetvoiliers.com, but protected by a code, these videos are exclusively reserved for buyers of this special edition!</p> <h2>Features</h2>
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    Manoeuvring well with the motor

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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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    Regatta coaching

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  • <p><span>All the basic rules you need to know to sail and powerboat properly</span></p> <h2>Details on "L'indispensable du Plaisancier" by Vagnon</h2>
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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>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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    Sailing coaching

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  • <h2>A beginner sailor? Sail safely!</h2> <p>Taking to the sea, the first times, when you are a beginner, is not so simple. <span>With this book, published in partnership with the SNSM, the novice yachtsman will have all the keys to ensure his safety on board in the event of a major problem. In this manual, all the major themes are covered: man overboard, fire, collision, grounding, water ingress, evacuation.</span></p> <h2>Manual Features: La plaisance en sécurité</h2>
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  • <h2>Learn how to tie a knot with the Coffret des noeux marins</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">Skill and precision are necessary to make different knots from the easiest to the most complicated. Follow the steps and drawings in the manual to learn how to make more than 50 fun sailor knots and go to sea with peace of mind!</p> <h2>Characteristics of the coffret des noeux marins</h2>
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  • <h2>Marine Accident Memo</h2> <p>This very practical memo aims to remind you of the essential actions to take in the event of accidents at sea.</p> <p>You will find: how to prevent a maritime accident but also how to react and save.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Vagnon Memo - Safety on board</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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    Radio Message Memo

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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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    The boater's memo

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  • <h2>Flags and Maritime Flags of Vagnon</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">Flapping in the wind, the flags erected at the top of the masts of ships are visible signals at sea or in ports. On land, the flags answer them on the pediments of port buildings or semaphores. Beyond their apparent simplicity, both are messengers of a fertile history, one that traces the great conquests, revolutions, wars and sporting events over the centuries. This book is an invitation to discover the shapes, motifs and meanings of nearly 400 magnificent banners which, although they may seem familiar, are often unknown to us.</p> <h2 style="text-align:justify;">Details about "Flags and flags"</h2>
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    Flags and Pavilions by Vagnon

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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>The essentials of marine knots</h2> <p>With this practical guide you will learn how to tie the main knots!</p> <h2>Features of the "Essential Marine Knots" Guide</h2>
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    The essentials of marine knots

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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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  • <h2>Port manoeuvres memo</h2> <p>This very practical memo is the ideal tool to help you learn harbour manoeuvres. It covers mooring, seamanship, berthing and departure. Only for motorboats.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Vagnon Memo - Port manoeuvres</h2>
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    Port manoeuvres memo

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  • <h2>The Sea Nodes Memo</h2> <p>This very practical memo is intended to provide an instruction manual for the marine reference knots that are necessary for navigation. Each knot is clearly illustrated</p> <p>You will find the criteria of choice, the uses and how to realize them.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Vagnon Memo - Marine Knots</h2>
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    Memo of the Marine Knots

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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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    Maritime Signals Memo

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  • <h2>Memo of Lights &amp; Ship's Marks</h2> <p>This handy memo is intended to provide a complete overview of ship's lights and marks. It contains day marks, ship's lights and privileges.</p> <p>You will learn: how to recognize the lights and marks of the boats but also how to interpret them</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Vagnon Memo - Lights &amp; Marks of boats</h2>
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    Memo of Lights & Boat Marks

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  • <h2>The on-board safety memo</h2> <p>This very practical memo aims to remind you of the often complex regulatory environment of water sports, and the basic principles for calm and responsible navigation.</p> <p>You will find the obligations of the skipper, the equipment, the maintenance but also the good gestures.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Vagnon Memo - Safety on board</h2>
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    Safety on board

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"><h2>Choose your motorboat carefully</h2><p><span>This short practical guide will help you choose your motorboat. First of all, you will see the basic notions to master with the different types of boats and the elements that make up the boat. Then the legislation, the navigation program, the motorization, the purchase of second hand, the insurance, the formalities and the registration, and finally the taxes.</span></p><p><span>In short, everything you need to choose your motorboat</span></p><h2>Features of the manual "How to choose your motorboat".</h2></div>
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    How to choose your motorboat

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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>Risk, safety, rescue and survival at sea</h2> <p>This book reminds boaters of the essential measures to prevent the risks inherent in all navigation (approximately 6000 boaters are assisted each year in French waters and more than half of the accidents are caused by human error).</p> <p>It also informs them about survival and rescue techniques at sea in case...</p> <h2>Practical...safety, very important on board a boat</h2> <p>Several points are very important to take into account during a trip on the sea: preparing the boat, before embarking, sailing carefully, and in case of problems. You can find all kinds of useful books on our website Picksea.com.</p> <h2>Features of this book</h2> </div>
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    Risk, safety, rescue and survival at sea

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Vagnon manual of the diesel engine</h2> <p>This manual has been designed for boaters with no particular mechanical knowledge. This diesel engine manual explains in a clear and synthetic way the operation and maintenance of the outboard engine. This book also covers engine maintenance and breakdowns that can affect the engine.</p> <p>In this manual, you will learn all the maintenance operations that you can perform yourself on :</p> <ul><li>Food</li> <li>Ignition</li> <li>Lubrication</li> <li>Cooling</li> <li>The exhaust</li> <li>The transmission</li> </ul><h2>Detailed features of the Vagnon diesel engine manual</h2> </div>
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    Vagnon Diesel Engine Manual

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Vagnon Outboard Motor Manual</h2> <p>This manual has been designed for boaters with no particular mechanical knowledge. This outboard motor manual explains in a clear and synthetic way the operation and maintenance of the outboard motor. This book also discusses engine maintenance and breakdowns that can affect the engine.</p> <p>In this manual, you will learn all the maintenance operations that you can perform yourself on :</p> <ul><li>Food</li> <li>Ignition</li> <li>Lubrication</li> <li>Cooling</li> <li>The exhaust</li> <li>The transmission</li> </ul><h2>Detailed features of the Vagnon Outboard Motor Manual</h2> </div>
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    Vagnon Outboard Motor Manual

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Astronomical navigation : François Meyrier</h2> <p><span>Even if today's electronic devices are very reliable, it is still essential (and sometimes compulsory) to know the techniques of positioning with the help of a sextant, a watch, a calculator and the ephemeris. In this manual you will find the basic principles of navigation based on the observation of the Sun, planets and stars. </span></p> <h2>Features of this book</h2> </div>
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    Astronomical navigation

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