It is strongly recommended that you purchase your course material prior to your arrival here at the BOSS sailing school. It will be far more enjoyable spending your spare time taking in the breathtaking scenery here in the islands rather than studying a text book.
ASA SAILING MADE EASY – TEXTBOOK 101
The book is the most comprehensive education and boating safety learn-to-sail guide to date. Incorporated in the textbook are useful illustrations and exceptional photographs of complex sailing concepts. There are also quizzes at the end of each chapter, and a glossary to help those new to sailing to navigate their way through the extensive nautical terminology.
ASA COASTAL CRUISING MADE EASY – TEXTBOOK 103
Coastal Cruising Made Easy is not only the official textbook for the ASA Basic Coastal Cruising Standard (ASA 103), but also the definitive go-to resource for all sailors who enjoy cruising and destination oriented sailing. The text is published in full color and contains striking sailing photography from well-known photographer Billy Black, and world-class illustrations from award-winning illustrator Peter Bull. One of the text’s most distinguishing features is its user friendly “spreads” in which instructional topics are self-contained on opposing pages throughout the book. This easy to read learning tool follows the critically acclaimed Sailing Made Easy, which Sailing Magazine called “best in class” upon its release in 2010.
ASA BAREBOAT CRUISING MADE EASY – TEXTBOOK 104
ASA’s brand new textbook used for its very popular Bareboat Charter Certification Standard. Bareboat Cruising Made Easy is not just a textbook, it is an all-in-one reference book that includes everything a cruising sailor needs to know, from general planning to technical guidance to sailing advice.
From its 4 color, high-end illustrations and photographs to its modern, easy-to-read design, Bareboat Cruising Made Easy is a beauty. The 212 pages book was created by a team of expert sailors, writers, editors and artists who shaped the content together, making it the most helpful, accurate, and all-inclusive chartering/cruising manual.
ASA CRUISING CATAMARANS MADE EASY – TEXTBOOK 114
“Cruising Catamarans Made Easy” is the premier sailing textbook to focus exclusively on how to operate a cruising catamaran. This textbook highlights the unique art of sailing a larger catamaran with its distinctive characteristics and operating systems.
Richly illustrated with detailed, instructive photos and easy to understand educational text, this 90 page textbook belongs on every catamaran with a cabin!
The book was written as the syllabus for those taking ASA’s updated 114 Catamaran Cruising Course, as well as to easily familiarize more experienced monohull sailors entering the burgeoning catamaran charter and sales markets.
The International Marine Book of Sailing – ASA 106
Everything you need to know from your first afternoon sail to advanced racing and bluewater voyaging. The alternate text for ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising.
This is the first sailing book that follows a sailor’s ideal learning curve. Rather than tell you all about sail trim or anchoring in a single chapter, Robby Robinson tells you what you need to know when you want to know it. From the absolute basics to the most advanced techniques, the International Marine Book of Sailing is highly accessible–and informative–at every level.
ASA Textbook Starter Bundle Product Description:
A bundle of ALL 3 ASA Textbooks – a great way to jump start your sailing education!
ASA 101, Sailing Made Easy
ASA 103, Coastal Cruising Made Easy
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising Made Easy
ASA Textbooks Now Available as iBooks
Now ASA’s official sailing textbooks are available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device so you can easily access them from anywhere, at any time. When your sailing adventures take you far away from home you will no longer have to carry any heavy textbooks!