G13 Powerboat Handbook
G13 RYA Powerboat Handbook Written to support the RYA National Powerboat Scheme. The author Paul Glatzel is an RYA Powerboat Instructor and an RYA Powerboat Trainer. Endorsed by class 1 world powerboater Steve Curtis, this RYA Powerboat Handbook is a good way to introduce anyone to the sport of powerboating. The book covers many aspects of the sport including parts of a boat, difficult conditions, collision regulations, navigation and life saving signals. Written in a clear manner, even the dark not so easy to understand art of propeller size and pitch is explained, together with associated propeller problems such as cavitation and ventilation. Safety and planing, slipway launching, boat handling, knots and rescue procedures are tackled in a seamanlike way, in a form that any newcomer to powerboats wouldn't find difficult to appreciate. All in all, a good buy for beginners and experts alike. When preparing for the Powerboat Level 2 course, the best book is the RYA Powerboat Handbook. Paul Glatzel is an RYA Powerboat Trainer based in Poole. He has driven powerboats since his youth and as time allows sails both yachts and dinghies. He combines instructing at his school with writing extensively for a variety of powerboating magazines and websites. Perfect for evening classes too!