Learning to Race

Learning to Race

by H. A. Calahan

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Overview

Classic guide for sailors who want to win yacht races. Expert, detailed discussions of how to get the most speed out of the boat: crew and equipment, the start, taking advantage of tides and currents, tactics, strategy, and much more. Also, thorough discussion of fundamentals. Over 50 black-and-white illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486144313
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 03/29/2012
Series: Dover Maritime
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 8 MB

Table of Contents

FOREWORD
I. UNVERIFIABLE MATTER
II. THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT
III. THE RULES AND CONDITIONS OF RACING
IV. TUNING UP--THE HULL
V. TUNING UP--THE SPARS AND STANDING RIGGING
VI. A BIT OF AERODYNAMICS
VII. TUNING UP-THE SAILS
VIII. BOATSWAINISM
IX. THE CREW AND EQUIPMENT
X. BEFORE THE START
XI. THE REACHING START
XII. THE START TO WINDWARD
XIII. THE RUNNING START
XIV. GETTING' HER GOIN'
XV. SAILING TO WINDWARD
XVI. REACHING
XVII. RUNNING-LIGHT SAILS
XVIII. TURNING MARKS
XIX. OPPORTUNISM-TIDES AND CURRENTS
XX. OPPORTUNISM-WIND
XXI. OPPORTUNISM-WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE WIND SHIFTS
XXII. OPPORTUNISM-TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A SHIFT OF WIND
XXIII. OPPORTUNISM-OTHER FACTORS
XXIV. TACTICS-HOW BOATS INTERFERE WITH ONE ANOTHER
XXV. TACTICS-BLANKETING
XXVI. TACTICS-BACK-WINDING
XXVII. TACTICS-BROKEN WATER
XXVIII. TACTICS-BREAKING THROUGH
XXIX. TACTICS-GENERAL STRATEGY
XXX. RACING RULES AND THEIR APPLICATION
XXXI. DISTANCE RACING
XXXII. PUTTING THE BOAT TO BED
XXXIII. SPORTSMANSHIP

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