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

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

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

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Chapman Piloting & Seamanship

A classic text, now in its 67th Edition.

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Annapolis Book of Seamanship

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

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

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

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Sailing Smart

Buddy Melges shares winning tips on racing.

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Start Sailing Right!

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

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

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Basic Cruising

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

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Coastal Navigation

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

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Bareboat Cruising

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

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