Going cruising for the first time? Worried about being shouted at? About to embark on a Competent Crew course? Taking off for a sailing holiday? Graduating from a dinghy to a yacht? Constantly having to train new crews? Then this is the book for you. It starts from scratch and teaches you the wrinkles of the sailor's art, never forgetting that sailing is for pleasure. With these skills under your belt you will be welcome on board any cruising yacht .... and be asked back! Malcolm McKeag is a well-known yachting writer and broadcaster who cruises regularly in his own boot. He is qualified as an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and is also a highly experienced yacht racing crew at international level.