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 Fundamentals Cruising Fundamentals Chapman Piloting & Seamanship

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

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

Aclassic text, now in its 65th Edition.
Annapolis Book of Seamanship Navigation Rules Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules of Sailing

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

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

Great explanations along with a complete copy of the racing rules.
Sailing Smart Start Sailing Right! Basic Keelboat

Buddy Melges shares winning tips on racing.

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

The US Sailing certification series book on basic keelboat sailing, corresponding to the ASA 101 certification.
Basic Cruising Coastal Navigation Bareboat Cruising

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

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

The US Sailing certification series book on bareboat cruising, corresponding to the ASA 104 certification.
 Last Updated 10/26/11