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Asymmetric dinghies burst into the sailing scene in the 1990s and have transformed the sport. They led to the introduction of new types of courses and a new sailing style. While the basic principles may be the same as for conventional dinghies, the increased focus on apparent wind sailing and responding to changes in wind pressure and direction downwind are exciting new elements that asymmetric dinghies bring.
This book allows you to learn the secrets of getting the most from your asymmetric dinghy – whether you sail an entry level dinghy or a high-performance skiff, single-handed or with a crew. Following its advice will enable you to enjoy being at one with your boat and the wind.
Step-by-step guidance, accompanied by great photo sequences. Every stage of asymmetric sailing is covered, including rigging and tuning, hoists, gybes and drops, tactics, survival sailing and advanced skills for solo and crewed boats.
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:
NZ$50.00 + delivery.
From psychology, goal setting and getting the boat right to speed, fitness and training – this book illustrates how to win a championship. Brimming with photographs, it is a colourful, detailed account of how to dominate in your fleet.
Divided into 4 Chapters - Speed - Speed Around the Course - Personal- How to win a Championship.
NZ$40.00 + Delivery.
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.
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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$40.00 + Delivery.
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.
The Optimist is the most popular junior sailing class worldwide, with thousands of young people actively racing them and hundreds attending the major events in the class. It has been the nursery for most of the top racing sailors in the world.
Optimist Racing. Sail to Win is written for those sailors, parents and coaches who are looking for success in this competitive class. In it you will learn what it takes to win, including how to achieve blistering boatspeed through technique and tuning, perfect boat handling and tactics as well as covering the mental and physical requirements for success. There is also a section for parents and coaches describing how they can best support their young sailors.
Originally written by Ben Ainslie’s Optimist coach, Phil Slater, this new edition has been completely updated by top international racing coach, Steve Irish, who can be found coaching Optimist and other sailors worldwide.
The up-to-date handbook for sailing an Optimist- fast.
NZ$45.00 + Delivery.
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:
NZ$40.00 + delivery.