Sailor’s Resources

Seattle Sailing Club could spend days and days suggesting books, websites, and videos about sailing! All forms of sailing media provide inspirational, up-to-date, and educational information to sailors on a global level. Below are a few forms of media Seattle Sailing Club uses on a regular basis. Enjoy!

On the web…

Weather Resources
Tides & Currents
Racing Resources

In the books…

American Sailing Association Books
  • Sailing Made Easy – ASA 101 Keelboat Sailing 1
  • Coastal Cruising Made Easy – ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising
  • Bareboat Cruising Made Easy – ASA 104 Bareboat Charter
  • International Marine Book of Sailing – ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising
Charts & Tide Guides
  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart & Chartbook
  • MapTech San Juan Island Chart & Chartbook
  • Capt N Jack’s Tides & Currents Almanac – Puget Sound
  • Tidal Currents of Puget Sound
  • Waggoner Tables
  • Currents Atlas – Strait of Juan de Fuca
  • U.S Chart No. 1 Ed. 12
Books on Racing
  • Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing through 2016 by Dave Perry
  • The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 by US Sailing
Books on Cruising
  • Waggoner Cruising Guide
  • A Cruising Guide to Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands by Migael Scherer
  • Sustainable Sailing by Dieter Loibner
  • Outfitting the Offshore Cruising Sailboat  by Peter I Berman
  • Bull Canyon – A Boatbuilder, a Writer, and other Wildlife by Lin Pardey
Navigation & Seamanship
  • Navigation Rules  U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S Coast Guard
  • A Star to Steer Her By – Edward J. Bergin
  • Annapolis Book of Seamanship
  • Chapman Piloting & Seamanship


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