Gary Jobson's Championship Sailing: The Definitive Guide for Skippers, Tacticians, and Crew

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Gary Jobson shares his expertise

for a winning performance

in sailboat racing

“The complete guide to racing

at its highest level.”

—Paul Cayard, five-time America’s Cup

veteran and six-time world champion

“A must-read for those who

aspire to win sailboat races

at any level.”

—Tom Whidden, CEO of North Marine

Group, three-time America’s Cup winner

In the pages of Gary Jobson’s Championship

Sailing, the author shares more than 30 years

of racing and sailing expertise at the highest

levels of competition, covering every aspect

of racing in one-design or handicap fleets

from high-performance dinghies to big keelboats.

Readers will learn Jobson’s secrets for:

  • Organizing a crew
  • Reading the wind
  • Simplifying sail trim and rig tuning
  • Improving boat speed
  • Winning starts and leapfrogging boats at

    the finish

  • Regaining lost ground
  • And much more
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071423816
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/27/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 997,812
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Jobson (Annapolis,

MD) is a world-class

sailor, America’s Cup winner,

and ESPN sailing

commentator. He is also

editor at large for Yachting,

Cruising World, and

Sailing World magazines.

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1. Before the Start: A Word on Competition and GoalsCompetitionGoalsChapter 2. The Sailing TeamThe Tactical TeamThe Trimming TeamThe Foredeck Team Race Day RoutineIndividual Crew AssignmentsOn Posture, Clothing, Attitude—and Looking GoodThe View from the RailChapter 3. The Art of Calling TacticsEstablish the Tactician's RoleExpand the Tactician's DutiesFine-Tune Your Tactical TechniqueOnboard Tools and ReferencesThe Tactician and LeadershipControl the YellingOvercoming Emotions When BehindChapter 4. Strategy at the StartReading the WindChoosing the Best Side of the CourseFast StartsChapter 5. After the Start: Windward and Downwind TacticsWindward TacticsDownwind TacticsThe Mechanics of Mark RoundingsPassingLight-Wind TacticsFast FinishesChapter 6. Racing at NightInstruments to Gauge PerformanceSafetyThe Watch SystemChapter 7. The Race Committee, Rules, and ProtestsThe Race CommitteeThe Racing RulesProtests Chapter 8. Trim for SpeedTuning and BalanceSpeed TipsChapter 9. Steer for SpeedAssume the PositionGetting in the GrooveChapter 10. Maneuvering for AdvantageTackingJibingCatch a Wave or a TowSailing By the LeeShifting Gears from Boat to BoatSpeed TipsChapter 11. Practice RoutinesPracticing AlonePracticing in PairsPracticing as a FleetChapter 12. Thoughts on PerformanceMentoringTake Time to Look AroundMake It Fun My Favorite BoatsSailors with True GritWinningAppendicesGlossaryA Racer's CalendarResourcesIndex

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