The Certification Edition was designed with the help of leading sailing schools and award winning instructors. Divided into three color-coded sections, this volume of nautical flash cards is a serious tool for mastering a wide spectrum of sailing and boating knowledge. With over 450 cards, the color coding allows sailors to study those areas that are most helpful. The first two sections cover general sailing terms and safety and they are designed to help students pass their exams (flashcards have long been proven to be an effective memory tool). The advanced section (over half the deck) is very broad and will test even old salts and professionals. This is truly a set of cards for everyone and they are also great for cockpit quiz sessions.
On one side of each card is a symbol, picture, or saying, and on the other side, an explanation of what the front of the card refers to and its implications. Categories from basic to advanced include: nautical terms, sailing commands, gear and equipment, rules of the road, safety procedures, immediate action drills, checklists, USCG requirements, navigation rules/lights, buoyage and navigation aids, MOB (Man Over Board) COLREGS, mnemonics, weather tips, warning signals, knots and more! The first two sections review the written material that needs to be mastered for Basic Keel Boat 101 and Basic Coastal Cruising 103, the third section covers many areas necessary in order to obtain a captains license.
What the experts say:
Captain Tom Landers: USCG Master Captain, Founder of the Virginia School of Sailing:
Three time recipient of the American Sailing Association School of the Year award and three-time winner of the prestigious Instructor of the Year award.
"The Certification Edition of SeaCards is impressively comprehensive and well researched. Sailing instructors will find that students using SeaCards will come to class better prepared without feeling overwhelmed. If you have been sailing for a while but are not sure what you know or are on the path toward your Captain's license, SeaCards is just what you need to advance your knowledge. SeaCards should be in every sailing library, but keep them on the boat, they're fun! The sailing industry has needed a product like this for a long time."
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