ASA’s brand new textbook, Bareboat Cruising Made Easy, has just been released to national acclaim. The updated manual of ASA’s bareboat cruising standard is designed to help sailors prepare for a bareboat charter or extended cruise. The book is much more than just a textbook for ASA 104 students, however. Bareboat Cruising Made Easy is a one-stop cruising reference for all sailors, whether they have a few months or a few decades of sailing experience. It covers everything a sailor needs to know about skippering a boat in new waters, from what to wear to how to troubleshoot the bilge pump.
Bareboat Cruising Made Easy completes the reinvented core ASA curriculum, including the award-winning Sailing Made Easy and Coastal Cruising Made Easy. The all-in-one reference book includes general planning tips, technical guidance, and sailing advice. The new text is a huge improvement from its predecessor, Cruising Fundamentals. From its 4 color, high-end illustrations and photographs to its modern, easy-to-read design, Bareboat Cruising Made Easy is a beauty. More importantly, it reflects the fact that ASA is an association of sailors, members, and instructors. Rather than representing one excellent sailor’s take on cruising, the 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 bareboat cruising manual available!