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    Posted: 18 Apr 11 at 11:09am
Hi

My daughter (13) has just started Topper racing and I am looking for an easy racing tactics book for her.  Someone protested her at the weekend and she wasn't sure of her rights

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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What about the RYA start racing book
 
 
Not one I have read but I would have thought this was as good as anywhere to begin.
 
And then there is the Topper book
 
 


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Originally posted by Happilyover40

Hi

My daughter (13) has just started Topper racing and I am looking for an easy racing tactics book for her.  Someone protested her at the weekend and she wasn't sure of her rights

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Regards
Graham



It sounds to me like you want a rules book if she got protested, I reccommend the Bryan Willis one.
Tactics books tend to cover which way to go up the beat, how to manage the fleet, how to get a good start, etc.
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Originally posted by GybeFunny

 
It sounds to me like you want a rules book if she got protested,


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Post Options Post Options   Quote winging it Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 11 at 7:13pm
The RYA start racing book is a good starting point; it has the basics of everything, including the rules, so is a pretty good buy for a beginner.
the same, but different...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark Jardine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 11 at 8:26pm

RYA Handy Guide to Racing Rules 2009-2012

RYA Start to Race

(as per winging it's post above)

Both good places to start.
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Race training by Jim Saltonstall was one I use to read when I was a nipper 

Tactics by Mark Rushall is also really good


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Post Options Post Options   Quote RS400atC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr 11 at 12:56pm
Bryan Willis' book is good to have as a reference, even if it 's a bit daunting for beginners.
Well written and well illustrated.
 
trouble is you'll want a new one in 20 month's time....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Happilyover40 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr 11 at 3:59pm
Thanks for the suggestions

The RYA books are winging their way to me as I type

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hughph Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 11 at 7:47am
Originally posted by Skiffman

Race training by Jim Saltonstall was one I use to read when I was a nipper 

Tactics by Mark Rushall is also really good



+1 Also The RYA Tactics book is good, and probably Winning in One Designs by Dave Perry
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