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This has, for 20 years, been the definitive book on wind for racing sailors worldwide.

Contains easy-to-understand conceptual models of wind behaviour. So that wherever you are it trains you to recognise what the wind is doing and why. The 3rd edition has:

  1. Detailed wind analysis of the world’s most popular venues.
  2. 40% of the book rewritten.
  3. Inclusion of sailor & meteorologist Fiona Campbell as co-author.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904475125
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/31/2006
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.77 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Meet the Author

David Houghton has been weather adviser to Britain’s Olympic, Admiral’s Cup, America’s Cup and Whitbread teams for over 30 years. His experience of meteorology, sailing and regatta venues is encyclopaedic.

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Table of Contents

1. The wind-wise sailor.

2. The sailor's wind.

3. Wind facts - coasts, islands and lakes.

4. Wind facts - wind bangs, water temperature and tide.

5. Wind facts - gusts and lulls.

6. Wind facts - Southern Hemisphere.

7. The sea breeze pure and simple.

8. Sea breeze with gradient wind.

9. Afternoon winds - gradient and onshore.

10. Lakes, mountains, valleys and peninsulas.

11. As the sun goes down.

12. Afternoon and evening winds - Southern Hemisphere.

13. Gravity waves, billows and surges.

14. The message of the clouds.

15. Light airs.

16. Obstacles in the wind.

17. Water currents.

18. Waves.

19. Dangerous waves.

20. Weather routeing.

21. Which sails?

22. At the regatta.

23. Popular racing venues analysed.

Summary sheets for waterproofing and taking afloat.

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