Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
I actually wouldn't recommend Chapman's or The Annapolis Handbook as a primary source to read. They're both much better as reference books, rather than books to just sit and read.
David Seidman's The Complete Sailor is probably the best of the books I've recommended to my crew and other friends who want to learn to sail... fairly comprehensive, yet small, well-written and with good illustrations—much more readable than the other two.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.