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Coastal Cruising Made Easy: The Official Manual for the ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising Course

American Sailing Association


If you dream of following the early explorers who dared sail into waters beyond the known horizon, you will need to become proficient in a great many facets of seamanship. This book builds on the basic sailing skills you learned in Start Sailing Right so you can venture toward more distant cruising grounds.
  • Explore the inner workings of a cruising sailboat
  • Discover ways to get more performance out of your sails
  • Find out how to orient yourself on the water and measure your progress toward your destination
  • Know what weather signs to look for while on the water
  • Learn how to dock a sailboat under power