Auxiliary Sail Vessel Operations For the Aspiring Professional Sailor
by G. Andy Chase
Making a large vessel perform nimbly under sail is the basis for Andy Chase’s new book. While it is particularly directed to professionals who operate large training vessels, others interested in maximizing sail performance would benefit as well.
Auxiliary Sail Vessel Operations could be seen as a textbook for a 19th-century merchant sailor but set on a modern stage. A professor at Maine Maritime Academy and former captain of Maine’s flagship, the schooner Bowdoin, Chase used the material in the book for a class at MMA on handling a large sailboat. Cornell Maritime Press, Centreville, Md.; 410-758-1075; 316 pgs.; $35.00.