How to Trim Sails: Dinghies to Offshore Cruisers

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This practical introduction to trimming sails is written to help owners and crew sailing on all types of boats, from dinghies to offshore cruisers. It encompasses mainsails and headsails, and explains the effect of various controls on the shape and performance of the sails.
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Overview

This practical introduction to trimming sails is written to help owners and crew sailing on all types of boats, from dinghies to offshore cruisers. It encompasses mainsails and headsails, and explains the effect of various controls on the shape and performance of the sails.
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Editorial Reviews

Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal
How to Trim Sails provides practical advice that will instruct both the beginner and experienced sailor. As fuel is to powerboats so sails are to dinghies - you won't get far without one. Knowing the effects for various controls on the shape and performance of the sails can make a huge difference, and Peter Schweer lends years of experience to the task. The rigs included are masthead, fractional with swept spreaders, fractional with runners and dinghy with swept spreaders.
Latitudes & Attitudes
Okay, Here are all the answers in this one little pocket book. Main, head, mizzen... oops, no mizzen, as this is more for performance sailors than cruisers, but it will help you get the most goodies out of the wind. Also good info on mast rake and camber.
Midwest Book Review
Owners of all kinds of boats, from dinghies to cruisers, will find How to Trim Sails: Dinghies to Offshore Cruisers an easy, important reference now in its updated second edition. Don't let its slim appearance surprise you: it's in fact packed with trim details for all levels of experience and packs in tips on the most popular rig configurations for modern yachts and boats, pairing reference tables of at-a-glance detail with diagrams and clear directions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574092202
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Series: Sailmate Series
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 1,389,630
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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