Basic Cruising Skills by Gillian West is the official Sail Canada text for Basic Cruising. It is typically stocked by Nautical Mind, Canada’s leading online nautical bookstore and chart dealer. It is also now available as a ebook directly from Sail Canada. For further details, see the BOSS Orientation Guide.
Intermediate Cruising Student Notes is a free PDF document that summarizes all the “Ashore Knowledge” material you need to know for the Intermediate Cruising exam. Once you sign up for an Intermediate course we will provide you with a copy.
The Annapolis Book of Seamanship is one of several possible texts for Sail Canada and ASA Advanced Cruising. It is available in printed form from ASA and is also available as an ebook.
The International Marine Book of Sailing is one of the possible texts for Sail Canada and ASA Advanced cruising. It is available in both print and ebook formats