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Racing - A Beginner's Guide 3e

By (author) John Caig
Genres: Sailing
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited, United States
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Published: 20th Apr 2007
Dimensions: w 172mm h 209mm d 6mm
Weight: 250g
ISBN-10: 0470512628
ISBN-13: 9780470512623
Barcode No: 9780470512623
Step-by-step training for dinghy sailors who are ready to start racing This book assumes the reader can sail and now wants to race. It aims to take them through their first few seasons of racing, to the point where they can win a club race. This new edition is in full colour and includes a new detailed section on using the asymmetric spinnaker. Each chapter focuses on one key element of sailing: rules, the wind, tactics, spinnakers, etc. * Practical step-by-step guide to the key elements of racing * Fully illustrated with colour diagrams and photographs to show each step * Takes the skipper and crew through their first couple of season's racing * A digest of the key elements of racing: rules, tactics, speed etc. * Will help readers to win their first club race

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"...perfect to take the sailor through their first few seasons of racing...includes step-by- step training and explanations." (Dingy Sailing Magazine, June 2007) "...sure to perfect your ability to race and sail...and useful as a brief memory aid..." (Yachts & Yachting, 4th May 2007)