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Performance Sailing and Racing


Year: 2012
Language: english
Author: Steve Colgate
Genre: Manual
Publisher: International Marine/McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780071793469
Format: EPUB
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 322
Description:
Steve Colgate is a racing master, an Olympian, and a famous sailing teacher. In Performance Sailing and Racing, the author explains how to improve your sailing and push your boat to higher but safer speeds. Used as one of the text books at the many branches of the Colgate Sailing School, Performance Sailing and Racing will help you get started in racing and improve your performance. Even veteran sailors will pick up some new tips and tricks to becoming a successful racer. End-of-chapter quizzes reinforce what you learn so you can use your knowledge confidently on the water.
This book is for sailors who know the basics and want to fine-tune their sailing skills, and is full of clear, colorful photos and graphics, master vital topics relating to boat speed–sail trim, sheet lead angles, steering differences in light and heavy air.

Contents

Preface
1. SAILS
Sails and Sail Shape
Draft
Sail Construction
How To “See” Sail Shape
Proper Jib Adjustment
Test Questions
2. BOAT HANDLING
Heeling
Tacking
Jibing
Light-Air Sailing
Heavy-Air Sailing
Winging the Jib
Test Questions
3. BALANCE AND APPARENT WIND
Balance
Apparent Wind
Test Questions
4. SPINNAKER WORK
When to Fly It
The Set
Spinnaker Trim
Halyard Ease
Light-Air Spinnaker Work
Jibing the Spinnaker
Dousing the Spinnaker
Common Spinnaker Mistakes and Problems
Spinnaker Broaching
Rolling or Oscillating
Asymmetrical Spinnakers
Trimming Asymmetrical Spinnakers
Jibing Asymmetrical Spinnakers
Test Questions
5. POLAR DIAGRAMS
Test Questions
6. BASIC RACING
The Start
Crew Duties during a Race
Input Considerations for the Skippe
Starting Tactics
Special Starts
Test Questions
7. RACING TACTICS
Clear Air
Covering
Breaking Cover
The Finish
Racing Rules
Test Questions
8. OTHER RACING TIPS
Steering
Concentration Experiences
Preparation
Light-Air Sailing
Current
Safety
Test Questions
9. SAFETY AND EMERGENCIES
Observing Weaknesses
Handling Emergencies
Squalls
Groundings
Distress Signals
Collisions
Test Questions
Answers to Test Questions
Glossary
Index

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