Peter Isler's Little Blue Book of Sailing Secrets

Peter Isler's Little Blue Book of Sailing Secrets

by Peter Isler
     
 

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With four decades of sailing experience and respected for his skills the world over, Peter Isler is the undisputed "sailor's sailor"?the man you want next to you in the boat whether you're an international competitor, a weekend sailor, or a beginner craving insider secrets about the sport (not to mention an entertaining story or two).

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Overview

With four decades of sailing experience and respected for his skills the world over, Peter Isler is the undisputed "sailor's sailor"?the man you want next to you in the boat whether you're an international competitor, a weekend sailor, or a beginner craving insider secrets about the sport (not to mention an entertaining story or two).

In this classic compilation of tips, lessons, and entertaining stories, Isler shares his extensive knowledge and recounts some of the highlights of his life as a professional sailor. Inside you'll find:

  • A wide range of compelling and invaluable lessons, including understanding the inner game, reading the wind, preparing your boat (and yourself), how to be the ultimate crew, navigating, steering in waves, leading a team, and much more
  • Wisdom and advice gleaned from Isler's time spent sailing with and against the world's best sailors from America's Cup legends Dennis Conner and Ted Turner to three-time Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie to sailing guru Buddy Melges
  • Tips on staying out of trouble, such as learning from your mistakes, jury rigging skills, a renowned college coach's list of the top-five sailing mistakes, reacting to fast-changing conditions, and fending off harmful head games

More than a sailing textbook, this guide also gives you a rare glimpse into Isler's personal sailing history from his roots sailing dinghies on Long Island Sound to winning the America's Cup learning why he sails, his competitive philosophy, his favorite places to sail, and all about his near-death experience on the water. His love for the sport pours out of every page, revealing how important it is, no matter how serious you are about sailing, to simply have fun. His lessons come from a life afloat, but many are just as applicable in everyday life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470950876
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/16/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
398 KB

Meet the Author

Regarded for his calming nature in the heat of battle and his friendly shoreside manner, PETER ISLER ("Pedro") is one of the world's best known and most respected sailors. He is a two-time winner of the America's Cup, a television personality, an America's Cup analyst, and a popular motivational speaker. Isler has been involved in every America's Cup campaign since winning it as navigator aboard Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes in 1987; he sailed in his fifth cup campaign as navigator for the BMW Oracle Racing Team in 2007. During his college years, he was part of Yale University's national championship winning team and was awarded the coveted Collegiate Sailor of the Year trophy his sophomore year. The coauthor of the bestselling Sailing For Dummies (Wiley), Isler is President of Isler Sailing International and remains active as a professional sailor, an author, and a motivational speaker.

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