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Getting Started in Sailboat Racing 2nd Edition

Getting Started in Sailboat Racing  2nd Edition Author Adam Cort
ISBN-10 9780071808279
Release 2013-06-14
Pages 224
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Everything you need to race your way up through the fleet If you sail--even a little--you’ve probably thought about trying your hand at racing. Now you can stop thinking and do it. Getting Started in Sailboat Racing makes this endlessly fascinating lifetime sport accessible to anyone who wants to give it a try, whether you own a sailboat, are hoping to crew, or spectating from a nearby perch. This complete course in racing fundamentals breaks the racing experience down into bite-size pieces, making the process easier to understand and reflecting the leg-by-leg nature of a typical race. With scores of helpful illustrations, this user-friendly manual takes you around the buoys, explaining new rule changes and tactics that apply to each part of the race. You'll learn how to: Execute quick, competitive starts Maximize speed and efficiency on the windward leg Maneuver for position around the windward mark Take full advantage of downwind and reaching legs Handle the spinnaker (even when asymmetrical), and beat the crowd at the jibe and leeward marks Eke out every last bit of speed as you sprint to the finish There are few things in this world more satisfying than racing a sailboat. Get in on the action and find out what you've been missing. All you need is a competitive spirit and a little help from Getting Started in Sailboat Racing. "Cort and Stearns deftly break down racing, from start to finish, into basic elements, making the sport more accessible by giving the novice a strong understanding of the fundamentals . . . this book should be required reading for anyone wanting to get out on the course. The book goes into enough detail on tactics and sail trim to make the average sailor not only comfortable on the racecourse, but competitive, as well." -- SAILING "With Cort and Stearns' enthusiasm for the topic and straightforward advice, it's hard not to read this book without picturing yourself rounding the buoys just ahead of the rest of the fleet." -- Soundings



Performance Sailing and Racing

Performance Sailing and Racing Author Steve Colgate
ISBN-10 9780071793452
Release 2012-04-20
Pages 128
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From a racing master, all the knowledge you need to make your boat go faster and safer in any condition In Performance Sailing and Racing, Steve Colgate explains how to improve your sailing and push your boat to higher but safer speeds. He shows you how get your boat to perform as it was designed--with grace and an ease of motion--and to sail at a fast speed that can get you out of situations more quickly and arrive at your destination sooner. Used as one of the text books at the many branches of the Colgate Sailing School, Performance Sailing and Racing will help you get started in racing and improve as you learn. Even veteran sailors will pick up some new tips and tricks to becoming a successful racer. End-of-chapter quizzes reinforce what you learn so you can use your knowledge confidently on the water. Sail faster and smarter: Get the picture with clear, colorful photos and graphics Master vital topics relating to boat speed--sail trim, sheet lead angles, steering differences in light and heavy air Learn even those daunting topics, including using a spinnaker and understanding polar diagrams With this master teacher's wisdom on all the factors that make your boat sail better, you'll win the next race or just blow past the other boats in the outer harbor.



Sailing Smart

Sailing Smart Author Buddy Melges
ISBN-10 0805003517
Release 1987-04-15
Pages 192
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Sailing Smart is for every sailor who wants to increase his or her knowledge, understanding, and sailing expertise: the local day-sailor who wants a firmer grasp of the fundamentals, as well as the serious competitor who wants to be up on the latest, most innovative sailing techniques and racing strategies. Buddy Melges, one of the world's best-known sailors, has at last set down his highly original thoughts on how to sail well. He covers the full range of sailing experience, from the general to the specific, the basic to the highly sophisticated. Melges's message is delivered in a bright, uncluttered manner by way of applications from his own sailing experience and through step-by-step instructions on everything from basic boat handling to expert on-the-course tactics and maneuvers. The book is profusely illustrated by the noted sailing artist Ted Brennan, and each drawing is accompanied by a cogent, in-depth explanatory caption.



How to Trim Sails

How to Trim Sails Author Peter Schweer
ISBN-10 9781574092202
Release 2006
Pages 105
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Format 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Illustrations 82 b&w photos plus 2-color diagrams - A practical guide to sail trim for all types of boats - Contains technical details suitable for both beginner and advanced racer - Covers masthead, swept-spreader and fractional rigs - Trim advice for all wind conditions and points of sail - Includes easy reference trimming tables



Advanced Racing Tactics

Advanced Racing Tactics Author Stuart H. Walker
ISBN-10 0393303330
Release 1986-05-01
Pages 400
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Sets forth the principles and practices of first-class starting, beating, reaching, running, and finishing in major events and competitions



Sail Race and Win

Sail  Race and Win Author Eric Twiname
ISBN-10 0924486538
Release 1993-01
Pages 197
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There are many things to get right in a race-boat preparation, the racing rules, meteorology, tactics, travel logistics and so on. All this makes it easy to forget that winning comes from within and that the most elaborate preparations will fail unless your attitude is right.



Winning in One Designs

Winning in One Designs Author Dave Perry
ISBN-10 0976226146
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 255
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Long considered one of the very best books about sailboat racing by competitive racers around the world, Dave Perry's Winning in One-Designs covers every aspect of racing. Perry - an All-American Sailor and champion racer, coach, teacher, US Sailing Senior Certified Judge, member of the U.S. Appeals Committee, and author of Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing and Dave Perry's 100 Best Racing Rules Quizzes - explains in detail how to sail fast, reduce mistakes and make use of the most advanced tactics from start to finish. Perry's expert advice, clear and often humorous explanations, and numerous tips offer invaluable instruction to sailors at all levels of competition and in all sizes of boats, whether racing one-design or handicap. Book jacket.



Around the Buoys

Around the Buoys Author Michael Huck
ISBN-10 0070308179
Release 1994
Pages 232
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No other recreation combines so many elements--speed, tactics, strategy, timing, execution--and penalizes a failure in any one of these so brutally as sailboat racing. Successful racing depends on putting all elements together, and the winning mix changes with each new leg of the race.Around the Buoys looks at the racecourse leg by leg, buoy rounding by buoy rounding, gathering together the relevant strategic, tactical, boatspeed, and rule considerations where they apply, and showing how they interrelate. Each chapter ends with a question-and-answer section that targets the concerns of beginners. This logically and holistically organized manual is both a primer and a refresher for racing sailors that covers both one-design and handicap racing.



Championship Tactics

Championship Tactics Author Gary L. Jobson
ISBN-10 0312042787
Release 1990-07-15
Pages 368
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Combines expert advice from internationally known champions with a collection of stories from the greatest races of recent decades



Sailing For Dummies

Sailing For Dummies Author J. J. Isler
ISBN-10 1118052919
Release 2011-03-03
Pages 432
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Interested in learning to sail but feel like you’re navigating in murky waters? Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition introduces the basics of sailing, looks at the different types of sailboats and their basic parts, and teaches you everything you need to know before you leave the dock. In Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition, two U.S. sailing champions show you how to: Find and choose a sailing school Use life jackets correctly Tie ten nautical knots Handle sailing emergencies (such as capsizing and rescuing a man overboard) Launch your boat from a trailer, ramp, or beach Get your boat from point A to point B (and back again) Predict and respond to water and wind conditions Read charts, plot your course, use a compass, and find your position at sea Sailing for Dummies shows you that getting out on the water is easier than you think. The authors keep the sailor-speak to a minimum where possible, but give you a grasp of the terminology you need to safely and effectively communicate with your crew. A textbook, user’s manual, and reference all in one, this book takes the intimidation out of sailing and gives you the skills and confidence you need to get your feet wet and become the sailing pro you’ve always wanted to be. Anchors away!



The Blue Book of Sailing

The Blue Book of Sailing Author Adam Cort
ISBN-10 9780071548007
Release 2009-05-24
Pages 240
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Transform basic sailing skills into true mastery No other sport is as complex or as gear- and technique-intensive as sailing. The details and nuances are vast, but beneath the surface are 22 elements, or core areas of knowledge. By understanding these principles you can attain true mastery: tie any knot, shape any sail, take the helm of any boat, no matter how large or unfamiliar.



The Complete Sailor Second Edition

The Complete Sailor  Second Edition Author David Seidman
ISBN-10 9780071750844
Release 2011-04-15
Pages 240
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This is not just an instructional book---it's an insight into a sailor's approach to the sea, boats, and the ever-changing dynamic of wind on the water "A learn-to-sail book with heart."--WoodenBoat "A real winner...a masterful blend of straightforward text with delightful and instructive illustrations. Quite simply a great primer on sailing and the world of boats for readers of all ages."--Cruising World "Teaches sailing with flair and poetry."--SAIL "A great walk-through for the novice, both entertaining and thorough."--Sailing "Sits in a class by itself. Elegantly simple, encyclopedic in scope, and a delightful reference for any novice—with lots to offer intermediate sailors, too."--Kalamazoo Gazette If you never sailed, sailed once, or have sailed for a lifetime, this book is perfect for beginners but deep enough content for those interested in going beyond basics. Revised and expanded to include racing and GPS navigation, The Complete Sailor is not just a how-to sail book, but a book that teaches you how to become a sailor. Inside you’ll find: An all-in-one, comprehensive introduction to sailing Up-to-date information on techniques and approaches offered by the changing nature of the sport Exquisite pen-and-ink illustrations Topics include: Wind Sense; Working Winds; Getting Underway; The Boat; Rigging; Sails; Under Power; Rules of the Road; Anchoring; Ropework; Marlinspike Seamanship; Emergencies; Sea and Sky; Navigation; Racing; Trailering



High Performance Sailing

High Performance Sailing Author Frank Bethwaite
ISBN-10 1408124912
Release 2011-03-15
Pages 448
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Some people like to sail. Some people like to sail fast. This is a book about sailing faster. During the past few decades there has been a revolution in the way some boat designers and sailors have thought about, designed, built and sailed their boats. This book is about the new ideas which have led to these greater speeds and the faster sailing techniques which have been developed to achieve them. High Performance Sailing has become the standard reference work on high speed racing techniques - the bible for racing sailors, from dinghies right through to America's Cup boats. Ground-breaking in its thinking on boat speed, strategy and tactics, and timeless in its application. Now in its second edition, High Performance Sailing has been brought right up to date with new information, the discoveries from new boat testing and new developments.



Gary Jobson s Championship Sailing

Gary Jobson s Championship Sailing Author Gary Jobson
ISBN-10 0071423818
Release 2004-08-17
Pages 256
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Gary Jobson shares his expertise for a winning performance in sailboat racing “The complete guide to racing at its highest level.” —Paul Cayard, five-time America’s Cup veteran and six-time world champion “A must-read for those who aspire to win sailboat races at any level.” —Tom Whidden, CEO of North Marine Group, three-time America’s Cup winner In the pages of Gary Jobson’s Championship Sailing, the author shares more than 30 years of racing and sailing expertise at the highest levels of competition, covering every aspect of racing in one-design or handicap fleets from high-performance dinghies to big keelboats. Readers will learn Jobson’s secrets for: Organizing a crew Reading the wind Simplifying sail trim and rig tuning Improving boat speed Winning starts and leapfrogging boats at the finish Regaining lost ground And much more



Learn Sailing Right

Learn Sailing Right Author United States Sailing Association
ISBN-10 0982167687
Release 2012
Pages 62
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This series is about sailing faster and smarter and with greater confidence. Where sailing is simplified for beginners as they learn fundamental skills and concepts, intermediate sailors are ready for deeper explanations and some of the details behind how a sailboat works.



Spinnaker Handling

Spinnaker Handling Author Bent Aarre
ISBN-10 0924486511
Release 1993-01
Pages 106
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Spinnakers are no longer the preserve of racing yachts; cruisers have also been seduced by the sail's dramatic contribution to speed and excitement. This second edition describes handling techniques in all situations and weather conditions and in boats of all sizes, from dingies to coastal cruisers to offshore racers.



The Sailing Bible

The Sailing Bible Author Jeremy Evans
ISBN-10 9781472949554
Release 2018-06-28
Pages 400
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The Sailing Bible is the complete, hands-on manual packed with detailed step-by-step diagrams, lively action photos, and helpful advice on getting the most out of your sailing at whatever level. Whether you are a dinghy or yacht sailor just learning the basics or wanting tips on sailing with the best, this is the book that will give you all the answers you are looking for. It's all in here! -What type of dinghy or yacht? -Cruising and racing -Launching, helming and capsizing -Mastering the trapeze -Sailing with a spinnaker -Managing a crew -Reading the weather -Racing techniques and tactics -Buoyage, tides, charts and navigation -Anchoring and marina berthing -Knots, ropes and flags -Boat etiquette and seamanship -Rules of the road, safety and emergencies -Boat maintenance and repair and much more... This second edition has been revised throughout and brought completely up-to-date, including new techniques and new approaches to navigation, first aid and berthing. 'It's a beautifully designed book, with glossy photos, diagrams and clear text, and a great read whether you're just starting out or looking to improve your skills' Practical Boat Owner 'Lavishly illustrated, sharp photography ... a first-class introductory text' Yachting Monthly