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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.

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 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.

Race Winning Strategies

Race Winning Strategies Author Tom Linskey
ISBN-10 0924486880
Release 1995-01-01
Pages 225
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Tom Linskey is a writer and sail-racing enthusiast.

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.


Tactics Author Rodney Pattison
ISBN-10 0906754755
Release 1992-07-27
Pages 96
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Tactics splits up racing into its key decision-making stages, from pre-start to finish. Rodney Pattisson evaluates the option at each stage and show how to choose the best plan of action. He then details the boat-to-boat tactics needed to carry that plan out - even in a highly competitive fleet. This Second edition contains new chapters on Racing near the Shore, Offwind Starts, Yacht Tactics, Racing with Electronics, Match Racing and Team Racing. Tactics is part of the Sail to Win series - books by world-class sailors and sailing coaches which take the fresh look at the complex subject of racing. Each book gives the detailed advice that the competent sailor must have to overcome the "club racer" barrier and compete successfully in international fleets. The emphasis is on practical, effective information presented in a straightforward, highly illustrated manner.

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

Sailing to Win

Sailing to Win Author Nick Weall
ISBN-10 1854860771
Release 1991
Pages 144
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Model yacht racing is an exhilarating hobby, but one which is bounded by strict rules. This book describes the race from the beginning of a race through to successful completion, encountering all sorts of situations where adjudication is required. It is illustrated throughout with line drawings.

High Performance Racing

High Performance Racing Author John Merricks
ISBN-10 1898660301
Release 1996-10-07
Pages 128
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New boats - New courses - New challenges - New problems - New solutions. The new asymmetric boats and the new short courses demand new skills, techniques and strategies to win. Nobody has adapted better than John Merricks and Ian Walker. In this book they pass on the knowledge and secrets that have helped them achieve such outstanding results in the traditional classes (such as the 470) and the new flying machines. Their clear thinking will enable you, too, to master your boat...and the competition. Preparation (boat, foils, mast, sails, body and mind) Boathandling Boatspeed Racing strategies Planning for success

Team Spirit

Team Spirit Author Brendan Hall
ISBN-10 9781408158654
Release 2012-06-21
Pages 240
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Team Spirit is a gripping account of a race on the edge, and a young skipper's determined journey to victory. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the ultimate long distance challenge - a 35,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe, contested by amateur crews in identical racing yachts - and the winners are those who keep their focus the longest. The 2010 winner was 28-year-old Brendan Hall and his crew in Spirit of Australia. Although Brendan was the youngest and least experienced skipper in the race, the win was no accident - it was the culmination of years of training, skilled navigation and a leadership style way beyond his years.

The Billionaire and the Mechanic

The Billionaire and the Mechanic Author Julian Guthrie
ISBN-10 9780802193315
Release 2013-06-04
Pages 304
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A Forbes Best Book of the Year The America’s Cup, first awarded in 1851, is the oldest trophy in international sports, and one of the most hotly contested. In 2000, Larry Ellison, co-founder and billionaire CEO of Oracle Corporation, decided to run for the coveted prize and found an unlikely partner in Norbert Bajurin, a car radiator mechanic who had recently been named Commodore of the blue collar Golden Gate Yacht Club. Julian Guthrie’s The Billionaire and the Mechanic tells the incredible story of the partnership between Larry and Norbert, their unsuccessful runs for the Cup in 2003 and 2007, and their victory in 2010. With unparalleled access to Ellison and his team, Guthrie takes readers inside the design and building process of these astonishing boats, and the management of the passionate athletes who race them. She traces the bitter rivalries between Oracle and their competitors, including Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli’s Team Alinghi, and throws readers into exhilarating races from Australia and New Zealand to Valencia, Spain. The Billionaire and the Mechanic is a must-read for anyone interested in the race or this remarkable story.

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.

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

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.

Coach Yourself to Win

Coach Yourself to Win Author Jon Emmett
ISBN-10 1909911216
Release 2015-02-24
Pages 84
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This book covers the twelve fundamental aspects of successful sailing, and will help you to succeed on the water whether your aim is club, national, international (or even Olympic) level. With detailed analysis, challenging exercises and useful top tips throughout, everything is covered: from targets, goal setting and a winning mental attitude to boat handling, strategy and tactics (plus lots more). Handy diagrams on almost every page help to clarify complex concepts and scenarios, and brilliant action photographs bring the text to life. Each chapter is closed with not-to-be missed advice from Olympic medallists - making this a must-have book for all sailors who aspire to great success. Written by a gold medal winning coach and sailor, this book will have you climbing the leaderboard in no time. It is a re-written and more focused version of the author's popular title Be Your Own Sailing Coach, and its publication marks the re-launch of the iconic Sail to Win series, loved by sailors for over 30 years.

Crewing to Win

Crewing to Win Author Andy Hemmings
ISBN-10 1898660050
Release 2007-04-02
Pages 96
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The crew of a racing yacht is as important as the helsman. Indeed, if you master the techniques in this book you should be able to take your pick of boats and helmsmen. Winning begins in the mind, and Andy Hemmings first shows; you how to set realistic goals and get your attitude right. He then demonstrates how to set up the boat so you can work it efficiently, and how to get it fit for the job. The bulk of the book covers the technical aspects of crewing, with each manoeuvre examined in detail and explained in words and photosequences. Finally Andy looks at the crew's responsibilities in a race and when sailing a series. This book covers all the major classes, plus the new breed of twin-wire boats with asymmetric kites. It could take you from club sailor to World Champion, and even to an Olympic medal. THE SERIES The Sail To Win books cover every aspect of competitive sailing. Written by world class sailors and coaches, they are designed to take a competent sailor through the 'club racer' barrier to compete successfully in international fleets.

Start to Win

Start to Win Author Eric Twiname
ISBN-10 9781472901514
Release 2013-07-18
Pages 240
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Start to Win is Eric Twiname's sailing classic. Out of print for over 20 years, it has nevertheless retained its position as the book on simple racing principles. Considered unequalled by its many fans, it is the only book that sets out the techniques of sailing in such a clear, understandable and straightforward manner. By the same author as The Rules Book, Start to Win will be welcomed back by its many followers, and read for the first time by many more. With an updated section on the Racing Rules, this classic is set to help sailors achieve their racing best for many years to come. 'An extraordinarily valuable book...Twiname manages to remove the mystique from the art of winning' Yachting World 'One of the best books on tactics' Yachting & Boating 'A first class book for the racing dinghy helmsman' Yachts and Yachting