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  ILLUSTRATED NAVIGATION IVOR DEDEKAM
  SAIL & RIG TUNING IVOR DEDEKAM
  THE SAILMAKERS APPRENTICE Emiliano Marino
 Front Cover HOW BOAT THINGS WORK CHARLIE WING
 

 THE MARINE ELECTRICAL

 & ELECTRONICS BIBLE

 JOHN C. PAYNE
  The Complete Rigger's Apprentice
Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging
 

The definitive reference on the art and science of rigging, this massive work combines and updates Toss' renowned Rigger's Apprentice and Rigger's Locker. Lavishly illustrated with drawings and numerous graphs, tables, and other illustrations on all aspects of rigging.

 by Brion Toss, Des Pawson, Larry Pardey
 
RACING TRIM.

Sail trim, boat speed and boat handling....200 pages....100s of illustration!The world's most comprehensive resource on boatspeed and sail trim for today's racing sailor.

The racing pyramid.

Sail trim theory.

Upwind boathandling.

Genoa trim.

Mainsail trim.

Upwind steering technique.

Spinnaker trim.

Spinnaker sets, jibes and takedowns.

Asymmetric spinnaker trim.

Asymmetric spinnaker handling.

Downwind steering technique.

Boat preparation.

Rig tuning.

Performance instruments.

 
By Bill Gladstone.
Paperback, 279mm x 211mm, 208 pages, monochrome drawings.
  
PERFORMANCE RACING TACTICS.

Paperback, 279mm x 211mm, 220 pages, monochrome drawings.

Racing strategy, tactics and rules....200pages....100s of illustrations. The world's most complete resource on sailboat racing tactics.

Race preparation.

Starting strategies & tactics.

Upwind strategies & tactics.

Reaching strategies & tactics.

Running strategies & tactics.

Mark rounding.

finishing.

Big fleet strategies.

Distance racing strategies.

Weather.

Advanced windhsift techniques from Ockam U.

Match racing, by Peter Isler.

 
By Bill Gladstone.
Paperback, 279mm x 211mm, 220 pages, monochrome drawings.
 THE WINNER'S GUIDE TO OPTIMIST SAILING. 

The International Optimist is the largest youth one-design sailing class in the world, with 400,000 boats registered in more than 95 countries. This book is the most comprehensive guide to this popular boat ever written. Its step-by-step format is perfect for young sailors, and special sections offer advice for parents and coaches. Written by champion sailors and sailing coaches Gary Jobson and Jay Kehoe, Optimist Sailing gives you everything you need to know about:

  • equipment, lines, and useful knots
  • basic sailing tips, including where to sit, how to launch and land, tacking, jibing, and Rules of the Road
  • weather awareness
  • more advanced sailing skills - going faster!
  • racing, including starts, upwind tactics, finishes, and dealing with protests
  • practicing alone or in groups
  • Opti events, including tips for parents, plus scholastic and collegiate sailing, and the Olympics

It is a comprehensive guide for kids learning to sail and race in Optis.

 
 
By Gary Jobson & Jay Kehoe. Pbk, 178mm x 228mm, 176 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
 OPTIMIST RACING, Second Edition 

The Optimist dinghy is one of the most widely used designs for teaching young children how to sail and race. In this very well presented and illustrated book, the author - an RYA Racing Coach - provides the necessary information and knowledge to take your child from keen beginner to mad-keen racer. It is designed to be used by children to develop handling techniques and boatspeed; by parents to analyse their own motives for supporting their children and avoiding actions that may have a negative impact; and by coaches to develop good relationships with the parents and children, and to develop race training programmes and techniques. Recommended.

 
By Phil Slater. Pbk, 170mm x 240mm, 96 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
 THE COMPLETE BOOK OF LASER SALING Second Edition 

Rigging and sailing it,

Trailering and cartopping,

Maintenance and storage,

Training and physical conditioning,

Upwind and offwind racing techniques,

Interviews wtih such champion racers as Hans Fogh, Ed Baird, Ed Adams, and Danielle Mydral.

This updated and expanded edition gives you:

The lastest sail control and rig modifications

Updated listing of major competition results,

New interviews with champion racers, including Olympian Mark Mendelblatt and Paige Railey on Radials.

 
By Dick Tillman FORWARD BY Bruce Kirby. Pbk, 185mm x 235mm, 177 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
 THE LASER CAMPAIGN MANUAL.  
"Ben Ainslie is the fastest Laser sailor on the planet".

This a rivised 2003 publication. Here are his secrets that won him Olympic gold, shown in words, photo-sequences, video clips and his own commentary. This book contains text and photo-sequences on:

Pyschology and goal setting,

Getting the boat right,

Speed around the course,

Fitness and training,

How to win a championship.

Exculsive online video (www.lasersailing.com)features clips and commentary on:

Starting,

Beating,

Tacking,

Roll tacking

Windward mark

Reaching,

Gybing,

Running,

Leeward mark.

 
By Ben Ainslie. Pbk, 170mm x 240mm, 94 pages, colour photographs.
 CHAMPIONSHIP LASER RACING. 

If your goal is to win the Laser World Championship, Glenn Bourke can help you. He has won three in a row! The third time his results were 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 4 - to give him the championship with a race to spare. As he said afterwards, "Everyone should have a chance to feel this good..."

To produce this book Glenn and the publishing team spent long days on the water, analysing how he sails so fast and dissecting the mental attitude that makes him a winner. they shot hundreds of pictures of him in action, then distilled the whole to give you a logical, clear handbook on how to get to the No. 1 spot.

 
By Glenn Bourke. Pbk, 172mm x 240mm, 95 pages, monochrome photographs.
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