This second edition of Happy Hooking is a very readable book on boat anchoring. It is loaded with valuable information on anchoring tackle, anchoring technique, tying up and rafting, anchoring etiquette, as well as the occasional anecdote - simply stated a must have for any boater or sailor!
The second expanded edition of Happy Hooking - the Art of Anchoring features:
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Alex and Daria Blackwell are lifelong sailors and passionate cruisers. They have completed three Atlantic crossings and have spent years cruising the coasts of the Americas and Europe, as well as the Bahamas, the Caribbean islands, and the Atlantic islands, most recently double-handing on their vintage Bowman 57-foot ketch, Aleria. Alex holds a USCG Master's license with sailing and towing endorsements. Daria holds a USCG Captain's license. They are members of Ocean Cruising Club, Irish Cruising Club, Seven Seas Cruising Association, American Yacht Club, and Mayo Sailing Club.
The Blackwells have also created an online anchoring course for NauticEd and conduct webinars on behalf of SSCA and GLCC. They conduct seminars at yacht clubs and boat shows on anchoring, crossing the Atlantic,and cruising the Caribbean and Atlantic islands.
Cruising Club of America
"It should be mandatory reading for novice sailors. Charter operators would do well to place copies throughout their fleet."
Ocean Cruising Club
"The definitive textbook on the subject."
"Might be compulsory reading for the new sailor. Even the most experienced will find much new material here."
Latitudes and Attitudes Seafaring magazine
"This is the bible for all things anchoring."
"It should be a must-read for anyone who plans to bareboat charter."
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