Cruising Skills

Notable New Books

Mariner's Weather HandbookA guide to forecasting and tacticsby Steve and Linda DashewThe fortunate thing about the Dashew couple is their ability to absorb and digest massive amounts of arcane subject matter and provide basic reference material for those of us…

Drag Device Data Base

Drag Device Data Baseand drogues to cope with heavy weatherBy Victor ShaneForward by Lin and Larry Pardey;preface by Earl R. HinzThings that drag through the watereither deployed from the bow or stern of a vessel being assaulted by heavy weatherare…

Notable New Books

Clean Sweet WindSailing with the Last Boatmakers of the Caribbean by Douglas Pyle In the early 1970s, the author sailed to dozens of islands in the Caribbean performing research on a topic that, although fascinating to him, seemed to have…