I also recommend "The Complete Sailor" by David Seidman. Also, there are several online boating courses which are great for learning the rules of road, so to say. You can also get an insurance discount after completing a course. Another must have book is the "The Annapolis Book of Seamanship" by John Rousmaniere. It is a great book. For dvd's, I have heard great things about The Annapolis video series, but I personally have not seen any yet to comment further.
Last edited by dreuge; 03-18-2010 at 01:05 PM.