For many cruisers, venturing into unfamiliar waters is part of the juice that makes cruising exciting. For others, cruising to new places can cause endless stress. If the latter sounds like you, then Jim Stewart’s Boating in Unfamiliar Waters may be the remedy for your exploration anxiety. The book deals mainly with building up critical navigation skills. It teaches boaters how to find their way on the water, avoid hazards, and develop a sense of confidence. Throughout the book are informational graphics, including those that explain how to deal with tide and current, plot a course, read nautical charts and more.
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This article originally appeared in the May 2019 issue.