Racing: A Beginner's Guide

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Step-by-step training for dinghy sailors who are ready to start racing

This book assumes the reader can sail and now wants to race. It aims to take them through their first few seasons of racing, to the point where they can win a club race. This new edition is in full colour and includes a new detailed section on using the asymmetric spinnaker. Each chapter focuses on one key element of sailing: rules, the ...

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Overview

Step-by-step training for dinghy sailors who are ready to start racing

This book assumes the reader can sail and now wants to race. It aims to take them through their first few seasons of racing, to the point where they can win a club race. This new edition is in full colour and includes a new detailed section on using the asymmetric spinnaker. Each chapter focuses on one key element of sailing: rules, the wind, tactics, spinnakers, etc.

  • Practical step-by-step guide to the key elements of racing
  • Fully illustrated with colour diagrams and photographs to show each step
  • Takes the skipper and crew through their first couple of season’s racing
  • A digest of the key elements of racing: rules, tactics, speed etc.
  • Will help readers to win their first club race
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...perfect to take the sailor through their first few seasons of racing...includes step-by- step training and explanations." (Dingy Sailing Magazine, June 2007)

"...sure to perfect your ability to race and sail...and useful as a brief memory aid...." (Yachts & Yachting, 4th May 2007)

From the Publisher
"...perfect to take the sailor through their first few seasons of racing...includes step-by- step training and explanations." (Dingy Sailing Magazine, June 2007)

"...sure to perfect your ability to race and sail...and useful as a brief memory aid...." (Yachts & Yachting, 4th May 2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470512623
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/18/2007
  • Series: Lifeboats Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Telecommunications courses in Electrical Engineering Departments of practically all universities.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

1 Choosing a boat.

2 What is a race?

3 Basic racing rules.

4 Your first race.

5 Helming and crewing skills.

6 Boat preparation and equipment.

7 Tactics.

8 Strategy.

9 Tuning.

10 The spinnaker.

Glossary.

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