Interested in exploring the comfort, speed and stability of a beautiful cruising catamaran? ASA’s Cruising Catamarans Made Easy will set you off on the right course. The textbook is the ideal companion to our ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran certification, and will take you from bowsprit to stern rail and all points in between, describing and illustrating how to sail these beamy, twin engine cruising crafts. Whether your aspirations are for chartering, owning or simply sailing on a big cat, this book is essential reading. It examines the differences between monohulls and catamarans, introduces the language of multihulls, and prepares sailors for the nuances of handling a cruising catamaran under sail and under power.
Like our previous textbooks, Cruising Catamarans Made Easy is illustrated with rich, detailed photos and easy-to-understand text to help students learn quickly. It offers invaluable information on how to operate a cruising catamaran, and how to get the most out of your next multihull sailing adventure.Lenny Shabes, ASA’s Chairman of the Board.
Published in full color and containing best-in-class illustrations along with world-class photography from renowned sailing photographers, Billy Black, Nicholas Claris, Sharon Greene and others, Cruising Catamarans Made Easy was written by ASA Instructor Evaluators Andy Batchelor and Lisa Batchelor Frailey. The 90-page book was also co-edited by Peter Isler, two time America’s Cup winner and Chairman of ASA’s Educational Committee, and Jeremy McGeary, a 30-year veteran sailing writer and editor. The book also features a foreword by world-renowned American pioneer catamaran racer, Cam Lewis.
“More than a course textbook, Cruising Catamarans Made Easy is also ideal for familiarizing more experienced monohull sailors with the evolving catamaran world”Peter Isler, two time America’s Cup winner and Chairman of ASA’s Educational Committee
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
Learn to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30-45′ feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Learn more…