Author(s): Tim Davison
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 splash-proof, lie-flat 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.
A splash-proof quick-reference guide for all dinghy and yacht racers, packed with information on how to improve your racing performance and become a winner.
Tim Davison is a former Laser (Masters) National and European Champion, four-times Moth champion, and has authored numerous other books, including Racing: A Beginner's Manual, The Laser Book and Tactics.