The Annapolis Book of Seamanship - John RousmaniereNew York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo & Singapore: Simon & Schuster, 1989, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper.Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper and a small puncture to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Dust wrapper slightly water-rippled at the top corner. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but has a slight ripple running throughout the block.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour plates; Diagrams; Maps; Glossary; Appendices ;
From the cover: “Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has indeed set the standard. The best-selling book in its field, it is used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons. Now lengthened and updated to cover changes in regulations, equipment, and skills, it remains the last word on sailing skills for all sailors — beginners and experts alike.
A monumental undertaking, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship is a complete, authoritative, and fully illustrated guide to every aspect of sailboat handling. Based on the curriculum materials used in the sailing program of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis — one of the largest and most successful sailing programs in existence anywhere — this book emphasizes the standardized skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure safe handling and security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for true enjoyment on the water.
From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy-weather sailing, here is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.”