Steven R. Van Hook
sailors most likely have an assortment of reference books on their
shelves, rarely gathering too much dust before they're shaken off and
browsed once again.
and frequently enlightening to take a quick glance at the bookcases of
other boaters to see what they read, and -- most interestingly -- have in
common with your own collection.
brief sampling of my own sailing library: books, magazines, articles, kits and such. Feel free to compare and share your own favorites.
Calder, Nigel (2003). How to Read a Nautical Chart.
Car, Michael (1999). Weather Predicting Simplified.
Crawford, William (1978).
Mariner's Weather. Norton.
Fagan, Brian (2002). Cruising Guide to Central and Southern
Jobson, Gary (1998). Sailing Fundamentals.
Simon & Schuster.
Maloney, Elbert (2006). Chapman Piloting & Seamanship.
Tursi, Tom (2004). Coastal Navigation & Piloting.
Vigor, John (1994). Practical Mariner's Book of Knowledge.
Weiss, Eric; Jacobs, Michael
(2005). Comprehensive Guide to
Marine Medicine. Adventure Medical Kits.
Wing, Charlie. Rules of the Road.
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your own related references.
R. Van Hook
has cruised California waters since 1976,
starting with a 19-foot Glen-L powerboat in Santa
and currently sails a Hunter 33 out of
Channel Islands Harbor.
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