Sailing America by Onne Van der Wal (2019, Rizzoli, $100): Renowned sailing photographer Onne Van der Wals studio in Newport, RI has sifted through his vast collection to produce a beautiful coffee table book that celebrates the American seascapes, races, and sailing craft. The book features 200 color photographs and several breathtaking panoramic gatefolds.
Boat Sense, Lessons and Yarns from a Marine Writers Life Afloat by Doug Logan (2019, Seapoint, $18): With the wit and insight of a veteran boating writer, Editor-at-large Doug Logan lays out his commonsense approach to boating and boat ownership. A distillation of wisdom gained from a lifetime around all kinds of boats, BoatSense will delight anyone who loves being on the water.
Falling by Brion Toss (2018, C-Star): Renowned rigger and author Brion Toss has produced a poetic, amusing, and thought-provoking reflection on the wonders and risks of working aloft. Toss takes us far above sea level into a world of towers and masts as he recounts more than 40 years worth of stories.