The required text on sailing and seamanship at the U.S. Naval Academy, this book covers everything from small vessels commonly used by civilian sailors to the most advanced types of boats and equipment on the market.
The classic authority on seamanship and boathandling first published in 1967 is now revised to cover new material on hydrodynamics, hull stability, basic instruments, rigging and sails, man-overboard recovery, towing. Includes international and inland rules of the road, bluewater underway checklist, medical and damage control kits. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)