Easy-to-read text, full-color photos, and captivating graphics introduce the sport of boating. Topics include boating activities, types of boats, safety, rules, and etiquette. Basic boat parts are discussed, and a two-page graphic feature presents different types of boat hulls. Motorboats, jet boats, canoes, kayaks, and sailboats are described, as well as the history of sailing and the America's Cup. Safety topics include boat capacity, personal flotation devices, first aid, sunscreen, and boat lights. Communication methods such as VHF radios, boat horns, buoys, and lighthouses are also discussed. In addition, measuring wind speed and direction is described, as well as boat maintenance and various types of anchors. Informative sidebars, helpful tips, bold glossary terms, and an index accompany engaging text and interactive graphic elements to give readers a basic understanding of boating.