A book like Chapman needs no introduction and no review. It’s an extraordinary reference book full of information useful to all sailors. It’s enough to say that a new edition was released in late November 2003. If your own edition is decades old, as ours is, this may be the year to go for an updated copy.

Chapman Piloting & Seamanship, 64th Edition by Elbert S. Maloney (Sterling Publishing, 2003; 928 color pages)