Get the Most From your Boat with Tips & Advice From Expert Sailors
Author: Andy Rice
Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
Learn the secrets of getting the most from your boat – whether you sail an entry level dinghy, high performance skiff, sportsboat or catamaran. Tips, advice and some great shortcuts from expert sailors in a wide range of classes gives you the inside knowledge to improve your techniques and get ahead of the fleet. There’s step-by-step guidance, and every stage of asymmetric sailing is covered, including rigging and tuning, hoists, gybes and drops, tactics, survival sailing and advanced skills for solo and crewed boats.
The ultimate illustrated guide for sailors is now fully revised and updated. With a foreword by Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie, and covering the latest developments in sailing and navigation technology, this manual is the undisputed market leader in sailing guides. The Complete Sailing Manual now offers even more extensive coverage of sailing practice, including foiling catamarans, apparent wind sailing, long-distance cruising, and electronic navigation. Former British national champion Steve Sleight offers a complete tuition course on seamanship, and his expert advice is brought to life with breathtaking action photography. With essential information, handy diagrams, and step-by-step artwork, this is only sailing handbook you need when out on the waves. Previous Edition ISBN 9781405392761
The Skipper's Cockpit Racing Guide is an at-a-glance reference for dinghy and yacht racers, covering everything they need to know to improve their performance ? and win. From those in their first year of racing to old hands wondering why they're not winning, this guide covers an enormous amount of detail in a simple, easy to follow format. Topics are broken down into photo sequences, boxes, flowcharts, hints and tips, and cover: - setting your goals - assembling the right boat and gear - practising and tuning (straight line, tacking, gybing, rounding marks, doing penalties) - starting (planning, set-up of rig and foils) - race strategy (beating, reaching, running) - tactics against the opposition - crewing skills (trim, weight) - tides and currents (what affects the flow, using them to your advantage) - wind (wind shadows, wind bends, forecasts) - spinnakers (symmetric, asymmetric, hoist, gybe, drop) - rules (start, beat, reach, run) A final section on troubleshooting enables readers to rate their performance and identify areas for improvement, handily linking back to those pages in the book.
Assuming no prior knowledge, this entry level guide aims to inspire novices of all ages to give sailing a try. Conveying the fun, accessibility and exhilaration of sailing, it covers everything the beginner needs to learn about, whether they are young, middle aged or taking up sailing as a family. Topics include: - How to get started - Where (and how) to find a club - Choosing the right type of boat - The differences between cruising and racing a dinghy - Learning to sail - Trolleying, trailing, launching and recovery - and much, much more Colour photographs illustrate each section. Also included is a DVD featuring the authors demonstrating what they've described in the book, which should inspire newcomers by showing them that they too can learn how to sail a dinghy even if they've never been on the water before.
Buying a boat can be a minefield, but a handbook like this will make it a lot easier for would-be boat owners to make sensible, informed choices. Whether buying a new or second-hand boat, would-be owners will gain expert advice on topics including: - the type of boat best suited to their needs - where to find it (brokers, etc) - what to look out for - how to assess it (especially important for secondhand boats) - questions to ask - setting a realistic budget - finding a mooring - insurance - documentation required Lively, modern and attractive, and illustrated with colour photographs throughout, this guide is packed with checklists and insights from real owners who share their experiences. Armed with this book, would-be boat owners are far more likely to end up with the right boat for them!
Long typecast as the hotrods of the sea--fast but dangerous--modern cruising multihulls actually are among the safest and most comfortable cruising sailboats available. Modern multihulls offer significant advantages over single-hull sailboats: They sail faster, have more living space, they're more comfortable, more stable, they can sail safely in much shallower water, and, because their stability comes from widely spaced hulls and not from tons of lead hung off the keel, they don't sink. Given the ultimate disaster, which would you choose: A capsized yet habitable boat, floating awash, or a self-righting boat sitting at the bottom of the ocean? And multihulls are fast. A typical weekend cruiser's circle of operations might double if he switches to a multihull. A transatlantic voyage might be cut by a third. No less an organization than the U.S. Navy decided that applications requiring an extremely steady platform at sea were best suited to, of all things, a catamaran. The Cruising Multihull supplies the reader with all the latest information about design, construction, rigs, seamanship, safety, and a point-by-point rebuttal of the "accepted wisdom" concerning multihull dangers. It will help you decide whether a multihull is right for you; which multihull--cat or tri--is best for your needs; whether you should build one yourself, have one built, or buy one off the rack. And, of course, The Cruising Multihull shows you how to get the most from your boat. "I don't know of a more thorough survey of modern cruising multihulls than this book. For strangers to these boats who want to know more about them, as well as for multihull sailors eager to learn from a capable, articulate designer and sailor with his own point of view, I enthusiastically recommend The Cruising Multihull."--John Rousmaniere "Finally, a multihull voice which does not proselytize. Instead, logic and information pack the pages of Chris White's . . . The Cruising Multihull."--WoodenBoat
Kiss the competition goodbye! Broaden your horizons with DK's KISS Guide to Sailing. Find out about the history of sailing and follow the journeys of early traders and explorers. discover where to sail, in which types of boat, and how to hone your skills. Develop your knowledge of the international rules and regulations. Learn about the latest nautical developments, from high-tech materials to racing techniques. Master basic sailing terms, from hulls and foils, to rigs and rudders. Understand what to do if you capsize, and learn key safety tips. The Keep It Simple Series is the new standard in how-to books! Written by leading experts, each book includes full-color photographs and illustrations throughout, making these the first and only truly accessible guides for beginners. The KISS format is designed to help readers build confidence from the start, and learn gradually and thoroughly to the very last page. Much more than introductions to various subjects, these inspiring and innovative books are the ones that readers can trust!
The Complete Guide to Sails, Sail Technology, and Performance
Author: Brian Hancock
Publisher: Nomad Press (VT)
Category: Sports & Recreation
Written in concise, layperson's language and full of photographs and personal anecdotes, this book goes step-by-step through the process of creating and using sails. Provided is a definitive look at the latest developments in sails, sailcloth, engineering, hardware, and sail trim. Also offered are case studies that illustrate which fibres, fabrics, and sails are suitable for a variety of different sailing applications, from simple dinghies and day sailors to offshore racing and cruising yachts. Sailors of all levels of interest and ability will find information they can apply to their own boats and sail choices.
Asymmetric Warfare for Entrepreneurs is a deconstruction and adaptation of TE Lawrence's epic account of the Arab Revolt. The conflict was a side theatre of World War I which pitted the British Imperial might against Ottoman dominance in the Middle East. Lawrence was one of the great military thinkers and adventurers of history and the insights we can take from his philosophy of war are directly applicable to the world of business, marketing and leadership. In the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Lawrence presents his own formula for fighting which enables an impoverished and disparate guerrilla force to outmanoeuvre and overcome a far larger, well-resourced and more organised enemy. In doing this he initiates and directs the world's first modern insurgency war, presenting a model that has been replicated by revolutionaries and counter-insurgency movements ever since. Each lesson in this book provides platforms and guidance for defeating competition, getting the best out of people, forging stronger relationships and becoming more creative, emotionally intelligent and focussed. The book also draws on psychological techniques and principles from neuro-linguistic programming to improve interpersonal communication and team spirit. This is further developed with inspiration and stories from other great thinkers and business leaders who themselves have struggled and succeeded against the odds in creating winning businesses.