The Laser Book

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Bursting with practical advice on rigging, launching and sailing in all conditions, this is the ultimate guide for all Laser sailors, whatever your level.

Colour photographs and illustrations help the beginner turn from novice to competent club racer within weeks of getting afloat. The more experienced sailor will find the go-fast tips from sailing champions invaluable.

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Overview

Bursting with practical advice on rigging, launching and sailing in all conditions, this is the ultimate guide for all Laser sailors, whatever your level.

Colour photographs and illustrations help the beginner turn from novice to competent club racer within weeks of getting afloat. The more experienced sailor will find the go-fast tips from sailing champions invaluable.

We tell you everything you need to know, from setting up, right through to sailing your Laser. The book also includes:

  • Setting up new control lines
  • Mastering the Standard, 4.7 and Radial rigs
  • Going faster – upwind and downwind
  • Avoiding common mistakes
  • Outsmarting the opposition

Whether you’re new to sailing or you’re looking to get a head start when racing, The Laser Book is the only book you need to reach top gear.

WORLD CLASS RACERS SHARE THEIR SECRETS

  • Paul Goodison (Standard rig) who is the current World number one Laser sailor, an Olympic Gold medallist, European and British Champion.
  • Steven Cockerill (Radial rig) has been a 6 time Laser Radial National Champion and Radial Masters World Champion
  • Philip White (4.7 Rig) who was 4th in the Laser 4.7 Worlds
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470743348
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/2/2009
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Davison has been Laser (Masters) European Champion and National Champion. He has raced successfully in Laser National, European and World Championships and has twice won the Moth Nationals.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction.

2 Setting up the boat.

3 Rigging.

4 Sailing theory.

5 A first sail.

6 Launching.

7 Reaching.

8 Beating.

9 Tacking.

10 Running.

11 Gybing.

12 The 720° turn.

13 Capsizing.

14 Landing.

15 Looking after your laser.

16 The radial rig.

17 the 4.7 rig.

18 Racing.

19 The Laser Class Association.

20 Postscript, acknowledgements and disclaimer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2011

    Very Good

    Very good! Lots of information and step by step instructions. Information on reaching, running, beating and racing, plus detailed setup instructions.

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