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Sailpower: The Science of Speed

Sailpower: The Science of Speed

by Lawrie Smith, Andrew Preece
     
 

Boatspeed really does make you a tactical genius.

Lawrie Smith and Andrew Preece are two of the fastest sailors in the business, what makes them so fast? We asked them, and their answers from the text of this book. They identify the key elements of boat speed, explain the theory of each - so you understand what you're trying to do - then show you how to use

Overview

Boatspeed really does make you a tactical genius.

Lawrie Smith and Andrew Preece are two of the fastest sailors in the business, what makes them so fast? We asked them, and their answers from the text of this book. They identify the key elements of boat speed, explain the theory of each - so you understand what you're trying to do - then show you how to use you're new knowledge to sail blisteringly fast.

You'll find, like them, that its more fun at the front of the fleet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780906754993
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/31/2006
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.71(w) x 9.51(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author

Lawrie Smith is one of the worlds best sailors.

  • Olympic medal winner in the soling.
  • World champion in six-metre, fireball and enterprise.
  • National or European champion in the J24, 505, Merlin Rocket Ultra 30.
  • Endeavour Trophy (champion of champions) twice.
  • Admiral's Cup: Winner, top boat and fastnet winner.
  • America's Cup:Skipper of Lionheart and Victory.
  • Whitbread: Skipper of Rothmans and Intrum Justitia.

Andrew Preece is in hot demand on all the top boats. He is equally at home as trimmer, tactician or navigator. He is a qualified naval architect and yacht designer, has been technical editor for Seahorse and Yachts and Yachting magazines, and is Racing Correspondent for Yachting World Magazine.

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