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Performance Sailing - Prepare Better, Sail Faster by Steve Colgate

 Performance Sailing - Prepare Better, Sail Faster by Steve Colgate

About Performance Sailing

Whether you want to sail fast to beat an approaching weather system, get into port before dark or beat your competitors over the line, everyone needs to know how to sail their boats at peak performance at some point. In this highly practical book, sailing instructor and veteran racer Steve Colgate explains the secrets of better boat speed - how to 'read' the sails to achieve the most efficient sail shape for maximum performance, what exactly to look for when trimming, what makes for good boat handling, helpful tips on racing tactics, plus many more factors that will enable you to sail your boat better and faster:

  • what to look for when trimming a sail
  • how best to set a spinnaker
  • understand polar diagrams
  • judge the winds in your path
  • reduce the drag on your hull
  • avoid oversteering
  • ignore distractions to your concentration

Packed with clear, friendly practical tips you can use on the water, this is the book that will give you the knowledge to sail faster - whether it's to win the next race or get into harbour quicker.


“...a great book for any of us who want to get the best out of our sailing” – Yachting Monthly

“Speed... is a skill every sailor should have, and be prepared to use. And that's what this book sets out to do- prepare the sailor, racer or cruiser.” – Sailing magazine

Published: 05-07-2012
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 128
ISBN: 9781408180013
Imprint: Adlard Coles
Illustrations: Full colour illustrations throughout
Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm

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