For those of you that have known the pleasures of boating, we commend you, and for those of you that don’t, now is a great time to start. Boating, and sailing in particular, is, in many ways, a form of aqueous art. Besides, there is nothing quite like the freedom and exhilaration that comes from sailing. Catered for pros and amateurs alike, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has all the info that you need to get started, or to brush up your knowledge again.
Being the Fourth Edition, much of the text has been revised to keep up to today’s technology, and changing conditions. But the definition of “Seamanship” stays the same, “The art of sailing, maneuvering, and preserving a ship or a boat in all positions and under all reasonable circumstances.”
The Annapolis Book of Seamanship gives you all the necessary information to start sailing. The first four chapters cover the basic sailing skills, sail trim, the boat, and weather. Along with many other useful tips and tricks. It then expands further into topics of health, on board safety, and much more. It also gives you crucial information on piloting, navigation and electronics, the US Coast Guard’s emergency communication system, and Digital Selective calling.
Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without teaching you how to anchor, what to do in emergencies, and how to handle heavy weather.
Essentially, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship is a must-have on boat guide for beginners and professionals alike.
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