Features October 2010 Issue

A Sailor’s Education is Never Complete

Are sailing textbooks serving the needs of beginning sailors?

For many people, one of the most appealing aspects of the sport of sailing is that the sailorís education is never complete. Practical Sailor (July 2010) recently looked at the online courses that help mariners obtain their U.S. Coast Guard Masters License, one of the benchmarks in a professional sailorís education. Next on the editorial agenda are sailing schools, the wide range of on-the-water programs that guide the recreational sailor along in his or her development. This month, we look at two new texts from the two largest organizations responsible for setting the standards for sailing instruction in North America: The American Sailing Association and U.S. Sailing.

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