Author(s): John Caig

Nautical - Seamanship

Step-by-step training for dinghy sailors who are ready to start racing. This book assumes the reader can sail and now wants to race. It aims to take them through their first few seasons of racing, to the point where they can win a club race. This new edition is in full colour and includes a new detailed section on using the asymmetric spinnaker. Each chapter focuses on one key element of sailing: rules, the wind, tactics, spinnakers, etc. This is a practical step-by-step guide to the key elements of racing. It is fully illustrated with colour diagrams and photographs to show each step. It takes the skipper and crew through their first couple of season's racing. This is a digest of the key elements of racing: rules, tactics, speed etc. It will help readers to win their first club race.


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"...perfect to take the sailor through their first few seasons of racing...includes step-by- step training and explanations." (Dingy Sailing Magazine, June 2007) "...sure to perfect your ability to race and sail...and useful as a brief memory aid..." (Yachts & Yachting, 4th May 2007)


Introduction. 1 Choosing a boat. 2 What is a race? 3 Basic racing rules. 4 Your first race. 5 Helming and crewing skills. 6 Boat preparation and equipment. 7 Tactics. 8 Strategy. 9 Tuning. 10 The spinnaker. Glossary.

General Fields

  • : 9780470512623
  • : April 2007
  • : 209mm X 171mm X 6mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 112
  • : col. Illustrations
  • : John Caig
  • : Paperback
  • : 3rd Revised edition
  • : 797.14