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Picksea offers a selection of practical navigation and weather manuals to help you sail safely! Find books to understand the tide, the weather, the signals and the lights. You will also find books on topics such as: how to sail successfully, boating at sea, communicating on board, transoceanic crossing, astronomical navigation, offshore navigation and cruising!

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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>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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  • <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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  • <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>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>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>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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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>The weather and the different navigation strategies during crossings or offshore races in great detail</h2> <p>In this book, cruising and ocean racing enthusiasts will learn how to use the weather independently. This practice can lead to a passion for one of the few areas where scientific knowledge, observation, intuition and decision-making can still be combined.<br />This book was written by Jean-Yves Bernot, famous in the world of ocean racing as a navigator on large multihulls and monohulls, but also for his routing, <em>Weather &amp; Strategy</em> answers the practical questions that racers and boaters have.</p> <h2>Detailed features of this book</h2> </div>
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    Weather and strategy : Cruising and ocean racing

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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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  • <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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    The essential for offshore sailing

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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>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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  • <p>This book is designed to help you prepare for the tidal test on your offshore license or marine exams. After describing the tidal phenomenon, Marc Hozette explains how to solve a tidal problem. He then proposes 52 problems based on excerpts from the Tidal Yearbook contained in the book.</p>
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    Sailing with the tide

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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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  • <h2>Learn to understand, anticipate and manage the weather</h2> <p><span>Knowing how to anticipate and manage wind, fog, or thunderstorms is essential for a sailor. This manual covers sea air; fog, clouds and thunderstorms; synoptic wind and thermal breezes; weather phenomena specific to large sailing areas; and safety and information taking. This is a very comprehensive book, aimed at the experienced sailor.</span></p> <h2>Features of the manual: Understanding, anticipating and managing the weather</h2>
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    Understand, anticipate and manage the weather

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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>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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  • <h2>Sailing well with the weather offshore and in port: driving, manoeuvring and adjusting</h2> <p>Sailing well with the weather offshore and in port <strong>Vagnon</strong> is a guide that brings together all the manoeuvres and conduct in port and at sea that are essential for good sailing in the weather.</p> <h2>Features of the book Sailing Well with the Weather Offshore and in Port</h2>
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    Sailing well with the weather offshore and in port

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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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