Skipper's Cockpit Racing Guide: For dinghies, keelboats and yachts by Tim Davison | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Skipper's Cockpit Racing Guide: For dinghies, keelboats and yachts

Skipper's Cockpit Racing Guide: For dinghies, keelboats and yachts

by Tim Davison
     
 

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The Skipper's Cockpit Racing Guide is an at-a-glance reference for dinghy and yacht racers, covering everything they need to know to improve their performance ? and win. From those in their first year of racing to old hands wondering why they're not winning, this guide covers an enormous amount of detail in a simple, easy to follow format.

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The Skipper's Cockpit Racing Guide is an at-a-glance reference for dinghy and yacht racers, covering everything they need to know to improve their performance ? and win. From those in their first year of racing to old hands wondering why they're not winning, this guide covers an enormous amount of detail in a simple, easy to follow format.

Topics are broken down into photo sequences, boxes, flowcharts, hints and tips, and cover:

- setting your goals
- assembling the right boat and gear
- practising and tuning (straight line, tacking, gybing, rounding marks, doing penalties)
- starting (planning, set-up of rig and foils)
- race strategy (beating, reaching, running)
- tactics against the opposition
- crewing skills (trim, weight)
- tides and currents (what affects the flow, using them to your advantage)
- wind (wind shadows, wind bends, forecasts)
- spinnakers (symmetric, asymmetric, hoist, gybe, drop)
- rules (start, beat, reach, run)

A final section on troubleshooting enables readers to rate their performance and identify areas for improvement, handily linking back to those pages in the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472900326
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/01/2014
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
File size:
15 MB
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Meet the Author

Tim Davison is a former Laser (Masters) National and European Champion, four-times Moth champion, and has authored numerous other books, including Racing: A Beginner's Manual, The Laser Book and Tactics.
Tim Davison was the owner and publisher of Fernhurst Books.

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