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Fairwind Yacht Club - Sailing Books

Sailing Books

Here are a variety of books that have been helpful to other members. Some are geared toward specific goals, such as ASA certifications, others are general in scope.

Sailing Made Easy

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The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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Coastal Cruising Made Easy

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Helpful for ASA Basic Coastal Cruising (103), Bareboat Charter (104) and Instructor Qualification 201, 203, 204.

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Chapman Piloting & Seamanship

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A classic text, now in its 67th Edition.

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Annapolis Book of Seamanship

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The most complete and best reference book on the sport that has ever been available. -- review by the American Sailing Association

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Navigation Rules

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Contains a complete copy of the Inland and International Navigation Rules as presented by the United States Coast Guard.

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Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules of Sailing

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Great explanations along with a complete copy of the racing rules.

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Sailing Smart

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Buddy Melges shares winning tips on racing.

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Start Sailing Right!

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US Sailing developed this book in partnership with the American Red Cross to help you become a more confident and accomplished sailor.

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Basic Keelboat

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The US Sailing certification series book on basic keelboat sailing, corresponding to the ASA 101 certification.

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Basic Cruising

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The US Sailing certification series book on basic cruising, corresponding to the ASA 103 certification.

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Coastal Navigation

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The US Sailing certification series book on coastal navigation, corresponding to the ASA 105 certification.

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Bareboat Cruising

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The US Sailing certification series book on bareboat cruising, corresponding to the ASA 104 certification.

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 Last Updated 11/23/16