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Re: books on basic sailing..

When I took ASA101 the instructor Fed Exed the course book as soon as I enrolled so I could read it prior to attending the weekend course.

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Take all the Coast Guard Auxiliary Courses you can in your area. In fact, if you can take the full U.S.C.G. "Boating Skills and Seamanship" course, you will learn all you need to know to get started.
Twice a year I teach the USCGA Sailing Skills and Seamanship course. It includes all the chapters in BSS but with four chapters on sailing skills. Sailors would probably do better looking for that course in their area.

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Sailing itself is not that difficult to master. What gets folks into trouble is basic safe boating practices, navigation, seamanship, proper preparation, and decision-making, some of which you learn through experience and some of which you can acquire through study.
Agree wholeheartedly.
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