Coastal Cruising Made Easy was published by the American Sailing Association as a companion book for its Basic Coastal Cruising course (ASA 103). But the guide is an incredible resource for any sailor, whether you’re learning the basics of how a boat works or are already an experienced skipper. A practical manual, Coastal Cruising encourages readers to learn the necessary skills to get out of their comfort zone. The comprehensive guide goes over everything from how your engine works to onboard safety to trimming your sails and docking and mooring, and there are review questions to test your knowledge at the end of each section. The easy-to-follow diagrams, glossy photos and well-structured chapters break up the density of information so you won’t want to jump ship.
Published by the American Sailing Association
Available at asa.com