The Complete Sailor: Learning the Art of Sailing
by Seidman, David
2nd ed. An introductory sailing book that takes the reader from first sail to mastery of small-boat handling. Encyclopaedic in scope, yet warm in style and amply illustrated, it conveys the magic as well as the nuts and bolts of sailing. The second edition includes updates to the rigging section to address roller furling as well as instructions on GPS navigation.