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The Laser Campaign Manual
Ben Ainslie |
The book, which includes a CD-ROM, is a comprehensive text about how to sail a
Laser to gold medal winning standard. Each page has sequential colour
photographs, which complement the text, and then video showing same manoeuvres
can then be played from the CD-ROM. All the video and photo sequences are of Ben
sailing his gold medal winning boat and the video commentary is by Ben himself
explaining how to execute the manoeuvres.
The Rules in Practice: 2005-2008
Bryan Willis |
The best selling rules book now updated and corrected to take into account the
2005 rule changes. The book applies the rules to common situations that can
occur on the racecourse. It analyses them and interprets the rules the apply in
that situation. Simple to understand - essential reading.
New Holland Publishers (UK)
Paperback - 15 March, 2002, Usually dispatched within 24 hours
This practical, illustrated guide provides the ideal introduction to the
complex, challenging skill of sailing.
The Rules Book 2005-2008
Eric Twiname, Bryan Willis |
This seventh edition contains the entire 2005-2008 racing rules, including a
section on the major changes introduced in 2001. Instead of examining the
rules in turn and discussing which situation each governs, the book assumes
a race situation and then looks at which rules apply.
Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules of Sailing: 2005-2008 Rules
Paul Elvstrom, Soren Krause (Editor) |
This book will outline all the changes to the Racing Rules for 2005-2008, an
absolute must for all sailors.
The Racing Rules Companion 2005-2008
Published in note form on splashproof paper, this
concise version of the yacht racing rules is bang up to date and is all a sailor
needs as a quick reference guide. Written by the acknowledged maste
The Complete Book of Laser Sailing
~ Dispatched in 24 hours Dick Tillman, Bruce
Kirby / Paperback / Published May 2000|
This book on laser sailing provides information on everything concerning setting
up sail and sailing this single-handed dinghy with information on upwind and
downwind techniques, the Laser Radial, Masters racing, sportmanship, equipment
and rigging techniques, interviews with champion Laser racers, listings of major
competition results since 1974, including the Olympics and Radial and Masters
classes. There are also chapters for experienced sailors on racing techniques
and advance techniques.
Championship Laser Racing
~ Dispatched in 2-3 days G. Bourke / Paperback /
The Laser Book
~ Dispatched in 2-3 days Tim
Davison / Paperback / Published 1992
Ed Baird / Paperback / Published 1982|
This book has for many years been the Laser sailors bible.
Many great tips
on setting the boat up and sailing it fast.
A must have for all Laser
Sail, Race and Win
Eric Twiname, revised by Cathy Foster / Paperback / Published 1993|
The aim of this book is to help any racing sailor at any level and in any boat
to coach themselves to be successful. It looks at the reasons for losing and
turns these into a plan of attack by concentrating on attention to detail.
Mental and Physical Fitness for Sailing
Alan Beggs, John Derbyshire, John Whitmore / Paperback / Published 1993|
Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
Sailing for Dummies
Peter Isler & J J Isler / Paperback / Published 1998|
This book discusses the basics of sailing, including equipment, navigation,
accidents, first aid, safety, and regulations and comes very highly recommended,
just read the
~ Dispatched in 2-3 days Phil
Slater / Paperback / Published 1995
Racing: a Beginner's Manual
~ Dispatched in 2-3 days John Caig,
Tim Davison / Paperback / Published 1992|
The book includes many tips and practical advice that you will need to get
started in racing. Build up your confidence and outwit the opposition. It is
written by two champions - expert in their fields - in simple terms that the
beginner will understand.
Rig Your Dinghy Right
~ Dispatched in 1-2 weeksRig Your
Dinghy Right : A Design and Installation Guide for Racing Sailors/ paperback
John Hodgart, Mark Chisnell
Guy Wilkins / Paperback / Published 1989
Using VHF Radio
Brian Faulkner / Paperback / Published 1992
~ Dispatched in 2-3 days Furniss,
Powell / Paperback / Published 1993
The Winner's Guide to Optimist Sailing
Gary Jobson, et al / Paperback / Published 1997|
A manual for young sailors offers step-by-step instructions on rigging, sailing,
and racing with an Optimist class dinghy.
Sailing for Kids
Gary Kibble, Steve Kibble / Paperback / Published 1992|
Usually dispatched within 24 hours
This is the perfect introduction to sailing for children. It features the
Optimist dinghy which is now regarded as the only international training dinghy
for younger children. The book explains, largely through photos, how to control
the boat and the effects of the wind on the sails. It is the official handbook
of the RYA Young Opportunity Scheme.
~ Dispatched in 2-3 days Rick White
/ Paperback / Published 1996|
Follow the drills in this book and become a champion! The book covers boat
handling, starting races, mark rounding, tactics and finishing. Everyone who
wants to improve their racing should read it.
~ Dispatched in 2-3 days Rodney
Pattison / Paperback / Published 1985
Tuning Your Dinghy
~ Dispatched in 2-3 days Lawrie
Smith / Paperback / Published 1992
Crewing to Win
~ Dispatched in 2-3 days Andy
Hemmings / Paperback / Published 1994
Around the Buoys : A Manual of Sailboat Racing Tactics and Strategy
~ Dispatched in 24 hours Michael
Huck Jr., Terry Greenfield (Illustrator) / Paperback / Published 1994
~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Tony Bullimore / Paperback / Published 1998
Advanced Racing Tactics
Stuart H. Walker / Paperback / Published 1992
Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing Through 2000
Dave Perry / Paperback / Published 1997
FINNatics ~ Usually dispatched within 24 hours|
The history and techniques of Finn sailing.
Robert Deaves / Published 2000 / Fernhurst Books Paperback
Sail & Rig Tuning ~ Usually dispatched within 2-3 days|
Ivar Dedekam / Published 2000 / Fernhurst Books Paperback
The Secrets of Sailboat Racing ~ Usually dispatched
within 24 hours|
Mark Chisnell, Neal McDonald / Published 2000 / Fernhurst Books Paperback
Start Sailing: The Basic Skills ~ Usually dispatched
within 24 hours|
Andy Smith, Tim Davison, James Stevens / Published 1999 / Fernhurst Books
The author is chief sailing instructor at Rockley Point and has taught thousands
of people to sail using the RYA method. This book explains with colour
illustrations the basics that you need to know to sail. A must for the beginner.
Taking on the World
You may still order this title. It will be sent to you when it is released by
Biography of Ellen MacArthur
Team Racing for Sailboats
Steve Tylecote / Paperback / Published 1998|
Team racing skills for sailors. Manoeuvres fully illustrated with diagrams and
photo sequences. Covers skills, rule analysis, team organisation.
Keelboat and Sportsboat Racing
Glyn Charles / Paperback / Published 1996|
Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
On The Ebb
Mike Peyton / Paperback / Published 1998|
This title is usually dispatched within 2-3 days.
High Performance Racing
John Merricks & Ian Walker / Paperback / Published 1996
A guide to winning in high performance racing boats. It includes preparation,
boat handling, boat speed, racing tips, strategy and troubleshooting.
Sails and How to Make Them
Derek Harvey / Paperback / Published 1997
The DIY sailmaker can save as much as three-quarters of the cost of their sails
by making them or re-cutting old ones, using little more than a tape measure,
scissors and a domestic sewing machine. This work shows how the traditional
rule-of-thumb methods of sail design can be updated with the aid of computer
programs available by post. It also explains design principles, the choice of
sailcloths and shows how a basic home computer can be used to plot the panel
shapes. The reader is then taken through the processes of lofting, seaming,
sewing and tabling, and the hand finishing of details such as headboards, reef
point, leathered corners and cringles.
Helming to Win
~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Lawrie Smith, Ian Pinnell / Paperback / Published 1994
How to tune the boat and set the sails, and how to sail fast on all points of
sailing and in all wind strengths.
~ Dispatched in 2-3 days Rob
Andrews / Paperback / Published 1995
This text is part of a series of instructional sports books written by some of
the country's leading sports coaches. This title, by Britain's 1992 Olympic
sailing team coach, covers the techniques of dinghy sailing. It provides a guide
to the different types of boat and equipment, and offers advice on the mental
approach to improving your sailing.
David Houghton / Paperback / Published 1992
A book for the racing sailor, showing how to predict the wind over the course
during a race.
Quarrie on Racing (Tips from the Top)
Stuart Quarrie / Paperback / Published 1994
Sails for Racing
John Heyes / Paperback / Published 1998
Author, John Heyes was a sailmaker and sailtrimmer on some of the fastest
offshore yachts. This book gives good advice on how to get the best from the
powerhouse on board - the sails. It covers both yachts and dinghies and covers
every sail on board including spinnakers and asymmetrics
Dinghy Coaching Handbook
Royal Yachting Association / Paperback / Published 1994
Yacht Racing Protests and Appeals
Jack Feller / Hardcover / Published 1993
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