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LASER, OPTIMIST & DINGHY


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and Sailing - Learning How

  • RYA Foiling
  • The Foiling Dinghy Book
  • The Laser Book
  • The Laser Campaign Manual
  • Winning isn't Luck
  • Go Dinghy Sailing
  • Teach Dinghy Sailing
  • RYA Advanced Sailing
  • Optimist Racing Guide
  • The Winner's Guide to Optimist Racing
  • Completely OK

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    RYA FOILING
    ByRYA Softback, 150mm x 210mm, 51 pages, 0.12 kg. Colour photographs,line drawings. Published 2019

    The official supporting text for the RYA Foiling Courses, this book will help you by focusing on the fundamentals of foiling.

    It outlines the key skills required, deals with foiling equipment, control systems and set up as well as launching, leaving, returning and landing.
    The secong part of the book explains how to help with first flights, sustained flights plus finesse tacking and gybing.

    The only book to cover foiling for both sailors and windsurfers.

    NZ$25.00 + delivery.

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    THE FOILING DINGHY BOOK.
    By Alan Hillman. Softback, 170mm x 240mm, 109 pages, 0.28 kg. Colour photographs,line drawings. Published 2018

    Since the development of the International Moth into a fully foiling dinghy there has been an explosion in the popularity of the class with some of the world’s top sailors competing in it and many others enjoying the exhilaration of ‘flying’. However there is no doubt that it is a challenge to learn to fly a Moth and other designs are being introduced which are easier to sail and provide foiling opportunities for less dedicated, larger and less agile sailors.

    This book, the first to be published on dinghy foiling, explains how foils work and how to foil in the International Moth, Waszp and F101. Anyone who can sail a fast planing dinghy like the Laser should be able to foil and this book takes you through the skills and techniques required.

    Starting with the theory, the book goes through rigging and launching, then low-riding sailing, tacking and gybing before moving onto flying and, of course, the foiling gybe and tack. All illustrated by hundreds of colour photographs and many diagrams.

    NZ$45.00 + delivery.

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    THE LASER BOOK.
    By Tim Davison. Paperback, 170m x 240mm, 125 pages, colour photographs.
    Bursting with practical advice on rigging, launching and sailing in all conditions, this is the ultimate guide for all Laser sailors, whatever your level.
    Colour photographs and illustrations help the beginner turn from novice to competent club racer within weeks of getting afloat. The more experienced sailor will find the go-fast tips from sailing champions invaluable.
    We tell you everything you need to know, from setting up, right through to sailing your laser. The book also includes:
  • Setting up new control lines
  • Mastering the Standard, 4.7 and Radial rigs
  • Going faster - upwind and downwind
  • Avoiding common mistakes
  • Outsmarting the opposition
    Whether you're new to sailing or you're looking to get a head start when racing, The Laser Book is the only book you need to reach top gear

    NZ$45.00 + delivery.

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    THE LASER CAMPAIGN MANUAL.
    By Ben Ainslie. Pbk, 170mm x 240mm, 94 pages, colour photographs.
    "Ben Ainslie is the fastest Laser sailor on the planet".
    This a rivised 2003 publication. Here are his secrets that won him Olympic gold, shown in words, photo-sequences, and his own commentary. This book contains text and photo-sequences on:
  • Pyschology and goal setting,
  • Getting the boat right,
  • Speed around the course,
  • Fitness and training,
  • How to win a championship.
  • Starting,
  • Beating,
  • Tacking,
  • Roll tacking
  • Windward mark
  • Reaching,
  • Gybing,
  • Running,
  • Leeward mark.

    NZ$40.00 + Delivery.

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    WINNING ISN'T LUCK.
    By Fred Imhoff. Paperback 170mm x 245mm, 128 pages, full colour illustrations. Published 2016
    Whether racing dinghies or yachts, every sailor wants to drive through the fleet and cross the line first. In this groundbreaking book, international racer Fred Imhoff shows how to do just that. By means of on-the-water action shots and detailed commentary about a sailor's tactics, sail trim, helming, crew positioning and psychological attitude, Fred shares the secrets of competitive racing success.

    Every sailor's goal is to constantly improve and stay one step ahead of the competition. Fred's logical, clinical analyses accompanied by fantastic action shots, including many from the 2012 Olympics, will be a godsend to budding and improving racers alike. From advice on mental preparation, honing your gear, working the weather and analysing the course, to briefing your crew, sussing out the other competitors and analysing your mistakes, this book is full of never-before-discussed gold dust that will be absolutely indispensable to all racers, whatever their age or level.

    NZ37.00 + Delivery

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    GO DINGHY SAILING.
    By Barry Pickthall. Paperback, 0.34kg, 172mm x 246mm, 123 pages, colour photographs & drawings.
    Dinghy sailing is the prefect way for beginners to get afloat. The most accessible and least expensive of all sailing activities, dinghy sailing is rewarding, sociable and, most importantly, great fun!
    Go Dinghy Sailing is aimed at novices of any age with no prior knowledge. This entry level guide covers everything you need to learn about:
  • How to get started
  • Where to find a club
  • Choosing the right type of boat for you
  • Learning to sail
  • The differences between cruising and racing a dinghy
  • Trailing, launching and recovery
  • Getting the most out of your time on the water
    Packed with vivid colour photos and helpful diagrams, this inspirational handbook will help you get out on the water, whether you're sailing on your own, with a friend, or taking up sailing as a family.

    NZ$40.00 + Delivery.

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    TEACH DINGHY SAILING.
    By Gaz Harrison. Pbk, 170mm x 210mm, 140 pages, full colour photographs and drawings. 2008
    Whether drifting in Optimists or skimming the water in catamarans, the principles of instruction are the same and the major difficulty is communicating knowledge. It can also be difficult to know how to keep control of a beginner as they drift off on the wind out of control and to keep it fun as the learner seems bombarded with information about 'points of sail' and safety.

    Teach Dinghy Sailing is a step-by-step course in how to teach people to sail safely and effectively. It takes you through the basics of teaching somebody to sail from their point of view and gives constant tips on how to help the student understand new ideas. For every new concept introduced there are off the water instructions and exercises to do once on the water. It is suitable both for those running formal courses and for parents looking to teach their children.

    Teach Dinghy Sailing is illustrated with step-by-step photography and artwork and every section includes boxes with Top Tips and Watch Out information. Whether embarking on a career teaching sailing or looking to teach your children to sail, this step-by-step guide will get the best out of you and your students.

    Gaz Harrison has over 20 years' experience training dinghy instructors throughout Europe. He is a highly qualified coach and when not training he delivers yachts around the world.

    NZ$50.00 + Delivery.

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    RYA ADVANCED SAILING
    By RYA. Paperback, 0.28kg, 147m x 210mm, 132 pages, full colour illustrations. Published 2019
    This third Edition of the RYA Advanced Sailing is an informative but easy to follow book packed full of detailed drawings and diagrams. It provides clear instructions on the different manoeuvres, and detailed explanations of relevant sailing theory.

    An invaluable aid which follows on from the RYA Start Sailing title and is the perfect progression for people who are hoping to improve their knowledge and skills.

    This new (2019) edition has been updated with a completely new layout and more detailed illustrations to help enhance learning and includes capsizes, trapezing and foiling,

    NZ$40.00 + Delivery.

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    OPTIMIST RACING GUIDE.
    By Roger Kitchen. Pbk, 150mm x 210mm (A5), pages, monochrome drawings and plans.
    A fantastic and basic guide to racing an optimist. Find out exactly what to do when racing. Find out about the tactics used by winners and record holders. Displayed with comical illustrations and simple to read text this book is a must read for any child starting to race an optimist.

    NZ$20.00 + Delivery.

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    THE WINNER'S GUIDE TO OPTIMIST SAILING.
    By Gary Jobson & Jay Kehoe. Pbk, 178mm x 228mm, 176 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
    The International Optimist is the largest youth one-design sailing class in the world, with 400,000 boats registered in more than 95 countries. This book is the most comprehensive guide to this popular boat ever written. Its step-by-step format is perfect for young sailors, and special sections offer advice for parents and coaches. Written by champion sailors and sailing coaches Gary Jobson and Jay Kehoe, Optimist Sailing gives you everything you need to know about:

  • equipment, lines, and useful knots
  • basic sailing tips, including where to sit, how to launch and land, tacking, jibing, and Rules of the Road
  • weather awareness
  • more advanced sailing skills - going faster!
  • racing, including starts, upwind tactics, finishes, and dealing with protests
  • practicing alone or in groups
  • Opti events, including tips for parents, plus scholastic and collegiate sailing, and the Olympics
    It is a comprehensive guide for kids learning to sail and race in Optis.

    NZ$35.00 + delivery.

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    COMPLETELY OK
    By Robert Deaves. Softback, 298mm x 210mm, 208 pages, black and white photographs. Published 2008 0.79 kg

    The OK Dinghy was designed by Knud Olsen of Denmark in 1957. Since then it has become one of the most popular singlehanded dinghies in the world.

    Completely OK outlines the history of the class from its very beginning, covering championship results, the fascinating technical development of the class and the stories of the sailors themselves. With over a thousand photographs and diagrams to complement the text, this is a must for all those who have ever sailed an OK Dinghy.

    NZ$55.00 + Delivery.

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