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The Foiling Dinghy Book - Dinghy Foiling from Start to Finish
Since the development of the International Moth into a fully foiling dinghy there has been an explosion in the popularity of the class with some of the world's top sailors competing in it and many others enjoying the exhilaration of `flying'. However there is no doubt that it is a challenge to learn to fly a Moth and other designs are being introduced which are easier to sail and provide foiling opportunities for less dedicated, larger and less agile sailors. This book, the first to be published on dinghy foiling, explains how foils work and how to foil in the International Moth, Waszp and F101. Anyone who can sail a fast planing dinghy like the Laser should be able to foil and this book takes you through the skills and techniques required. Starting with the theory, the book goes through rigging and launching, then low-ride sailing, tacking and gybing before moving onto flying and, of course, the foiling gybe and tack. All illustrated by hundreds of colour photographs and many diagrams. Alan Hillman has taught hundreds of sailors to foil, including some of the top names. Through this book his expertise is available to everyone and there is no excuse not to get up on the foils and fly!
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What Reviewers Are Saying
"Sailing a foiling Moth is not only fun, it is also quite a challenge to learn how to do it and this book provides a perfect manual. Alan Hillman has been coaching people to sail International Moths for many years and is just the right person to introduce you to this... Foiling is here to stay and will only grow and grow. With this book you will be able to understand what foiling is and how you can join in." (Mike Lennon, past National & European International Moth Champion) "If you have any thoughts of Foiling this season then this is the book for you. The Foiling Dinghy Book is the first ever book on this subject and provides a perfect introduction to the world of dinghy foiling." (Sailweb, Feb 2018) "If you had thought foiling was beyond you, have a read to Fernhurst's great how-to-guide and think again." (Yachts & Yachting, April 2018) "Alan Hillman's experience in teaching foiling in both Moths and F101s has now usefully been incorporated into his new book... While his descriptions are particularly aimed at Moths, Waszps and F101s, readers will be able to absorb and apply the lessons to whatever other types of foiler are invented in the future. Foiling is so different to mainstream dinghy sailing, and you can't expect just to jump on board a foiler and go. Read and absorb this book, and you will be well on your way to confident foiling before you've even put your boat in the water!" (Yachting Life, May 2018)