Basic Coastal NavigationAn Introduction to Piloting for Sail and Power, Second Edition
by Frank J. LarkinIn this age of electronic navigation it is still the obligation of the navigator to maintain certain basic navigational practices. A good DR plot, for example, should always be kept, but few mariners still employ the practice.
Frank Larkin’s Basic Coastal Navigation reminds us of the importance of these basic skills and presents the material as tradition dictates. But Larkin brings the material up to date by factoring in the benefit of electronic position-finding tools. Every navigator would benefit from having this comprehensive reference book available as a refresher or for new skills.
Sheridan House, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.; 888-SHERIBK; 278 pages; $29.95.