68th edition, available October 2017
The boater’s essential reference celebrates its 100th anniversary!
For a century, Chapman has been an indispensable, trusted resource for boating under power and sail. It has sold millions of copies, and is a must-have for virtually anyone who puts a craft on water. Featuring 1,500 color photos, this updated edition covers new technologies, maritime laws and regulations, safety tips, and maintenance, as well as complete discussions of weather, tides, currents, and navigation. From anchors and knots to sailing theory and sail-handling systems, Chapman Piloting and Seamanship explains absolutely everything you need to know.
Praise for previous editions of CHAPMAN PILOTING AND SEAMANSHIP:
"This . . . classic reference used by boating schools and recommended by the Coast Guard Auxiliary covers every imaginable topic related to both powerboats and sailing ships . . . information is presented in an easy-to-understand text and a user-friendly design."—Publishers Weekly -
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)Jonathan Eaton developed, edited, and published some 400 boating books through the course of his career as editor and publisher of McGraw-Hill's International Marine imprint of boating books. He has created books and reference guides for the U.S. Power Squadrons, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the American Sailing Association, and West Marine. A former sailing instructor and intercollegiate dinghy racer, John crews in sailboat races aboard a Frers 33 and sails his C & C 24 along the coast of Maine whenever he can.