- ISBN/SKU: 9781591146315
- Binding: Paperback - Textbook
- Number of Pages: 208
- Subject: Reference
- Date Available: April 2011
This fourth edition of the venerable manual on square rigger sailing is the first revision in more than twenty years. It brings together the several changes in rigging and procedures that allow the 75-year-old Eagle to continue to sail. As America's emissary to the tall ship fleet, Eagle sails each summer to destinations in Europe, the Caribbean, and North America, with thousands following her journeys online.
The manual has long been the reference of choice for Eagle crewmembers, Coast Guard Academy cadets, and tall ship sailors throughout the world. Its extensive glossary of square rigger nomenclature, diagrams of rigging and sails, explanations of sailing theory, and updated procedures for handling the vessel will be welcomed by many.
Capt. Eric Jones is the commanding officer of Eagle. He lives in Pawcatuck, CT.
Lt. Christopher Nolan was Eagle's navigator and operations officer from 2008 to 2010 and currently commands the cutter Jefferson Island. He resides in South Portland, ME.
Praise for Eagle Seamanship, 4th Edition
“This is the manual on sailing EAGLE; the bark’s commanding officer and former navigator take the reader through every step of sail handling.”
— WoodenBoat Magazine, July/August 2011
“For those with a fascination with naval history, EAGLE Seamanship will prove an excellent and very highly recommended pick, not to be missed.”
— The Midwest Book Review, June 2011
". . . .Concise and very well-written history of the [Eagle], from its beginnings as a German naval training ship through its transfer to the US government as a war prize from WWII, to its dual role today as both a training ship for Coast Guard caders and a goodwill ambassador of the United States."
— Sea History, Summer 2011