I'm going to be crewing
(coastal and offshore) on a small schooner this spring and I'd like to learn as much as possible about sailing them before hand. It's a 40-footer, traditional full keel
, with a gaff foresail and a Bermuda
I own a small gaff yawl myself, and have learned enough to know different boats require different handling.
Any schooner captains out there? Can you suggest any books
which discuss the intricacies of sailing schooners in various conditions, anchoring
, coming to docks, etc., under sail?
I have "Pete Culler On Wooden Boats", which includes his writings on schooners. But that's about it in my library.
Any suggestions, much appreciated.