Learning to Race

Author: H. A. Calahan

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Transportation

Page: 368

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Expert guide to winning yacht races. How to get the most speed out of the boat: aerodynamics, tactics, crew and equipment, strategy, more. Over 50 black-and-white illustrations.

Go Dinghy Sailing

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 124

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.