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Start to Win - The Classic Text by Eric Twiname

Start to Win - The Classic Text by Eric Twiname

About Start to Win

Start to Win is Eric Twiname's sailing classic. Out of print for over 20 years, it has nevertheless retained its position as the book on simple racing principles. Considered unequalled by its many fans, it is the only book that sets out the techniques of sailing in such a clear, understandable and straightforward manner.

By the same author as The Rules Book, Start to Win will be welcomed back by its many followers, and read for the first time by many more. With an updated section on the Racing Rules, this classic is set to help sailors achieve their racing best for many years to come.

'An extraordinarily valuable book...Twiname manages to remove the mystique from the art of winning' Yachting World

'One of the best books on tactics' Yachting & Boating

'A first class book for the racing dinghy helmsman' Yachts and Yachting


“...the book will continue to provide an excellent "grounding" to all potential dingy sailors and yachtsmen who wish for that winning streak...for youngsters who are keen on sail racing it is the only book worth considering.” – The Nautical Magazine (2009)

“A book that has been re-published almost 30 years after its author's death because of its enduring regard among dinghy sailors...needs little reviewing.” – Royal Naval Sailing Association Journal (Winter 2009)

“This classic is...set to help sailors achieve their racing best for many years to come.” – Mainsail (Autumn 2009)

“packed with invaluable advice, hints and essential read and is still a book you must have on your bookshelf.” – Yachting World (April 2011)

Published: 21-08-2009
Format: Paperback
Edition: 3rd
Extent: 240
ISBN: 9781408111987
Imprint: Adlard Coles
Illustrations: Photographs and illustrations throughout
Dimensions: 171 x 246 mm

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