Books are a great way to learn about sailing and seamanship. To put that info to hands-on experience, consider taking a seamanship course at our WoodenBoat School, here in Brooklin, Maine. Take a look:
We have a nice variety of small craft at our waterfront for the Elements of Seamanship courses. The Joel White designed Haven is shown in the clip, and we have several as well as the Herreshoff version.