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From the PublisherYachting magazine A volume that any sailor or would-be sailor simply must own.
American Sailing Association The beauty of the book is that it is both a superb reference manual, which any sailor — regardless of experience — will want to own, and a readable, practical introduction to sailing for the beginner, A joy to behold. The most complete and best reference book on the sport that has ever been available.
Chuck Hawley West Marine Products The Annapolis Book of Seamanship is thorough, well written, and nicely illustrated. Not just a repeat of tired old sailing methods of thirty years ago, it integrates the classic techniques (storm tactics. navigation) with the modern (Crew Overboard Recovery, modern anchors, and electronics). I highly recommend this book and encourage anyone to buy it if they want to improve their sailing skills.
Sail magazine The Annapolis Book of Seamanship is about practically everything that has to do with sailing and sailboats.
Yachting magazine [Rousmaniere's] chapters on sail trim and weather, in particular, are the best that I can recall reading.
Sea magazine The piloting part is unusually thorough and understandable and could serve as a text all by itself. The individual chapters on sailing in heavy weather and handling emergencies are recommended reading for all who sail.
Great Lakes Sailing Scanner magazine If you buy one book on sailing this year, this is the one of get.
Sailing Canada magazine Mark Smith's line drawings are models of the kind — clean, clear, and vital. It is not just one of the very best available.
Tony Gibbs Dolphin Book Club News Once in a great while a book comes along which is so original that is stands outside normal comparison. The Annapolis Book of Seamanship is such a work....A remarkable achievement, a first-rate book in every way. It will almost certainly become — in short order — the standard to which succeeding volumes are compared.