John Goode’s Masterclasses. John is renowned for his refereshingly original teaching methods developed during his 25 year stint at the helm of Southern Sailing. He is a senior RYA Examiner and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation - and a down to earth professional mariner who went to sea 'under sail' at the age of 12. John is now concentrating on putting together his easy-to-follow seamanship and navigation articles that have appeared in national sailing magazines over the past two decades.
These booklets and timeless DVD programmes are steadily becoming available from:
Crossing the Channel
Lights and Shapes
Handling under Sail
Skippering a family yacht in the busy waters of the Solent, John demonstrates in this DVD his many innovative pilotage techniques that will help you cope with everything from entering large commercial ports and small harbours, to clearing submerged obstructions and creeping up narrow tidal creeks - by day or night.
After a detailed explanation of his extremely logical concepts, John shows how easily they can be applied in unfamiliar tidal waters to keep up a plot that will guide you safely past busy shipping channels and unmarked shallows - no matter what the visibility.
Following a family yacht on one of the most popular first time crossings, the Solent to Cherbourg, this DVD shows how being able to fall back on John’s highly acclaimed practical adaptation of more conventionally taught traditional navigation methods will help you cross with confidence to a safe and reliable landfall.
It is intended to help those learning the meanings of lights and shapes plus practical advice on their use, also as a reminder to the experienced sailor. It is especially useful to those taking RYA theory and practical exams, and contains an extract of the lights and shapes regulations at the rear, with a simplified explanation in the articles themselves.
It is an invaluable reference for newcomers to sailing as well as a handy source of reference for those experienced old hands who have been at it for years.