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  • Wind Companion for Racing Sailors
  • Wind Strategy
  • Crewing to Win
  • Training to Win
  • Tactics made Simple
  • Tuning to Win
  • Helming to Win
  • RYA Competent Crew Skills

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    WIND COMPANION FOR RACING SAILORS.
    By David Houghton & Fiona Campbell. Spiral, 0.06kg, 80mm x 220mm, 24 pages, 42 Illustrations. Published 2020.

    Out of all the explanations for why a sailor has lost out on a race, an unforeseen change in the wind and the weather is by far one of the most frequent. Whether a bad windshift; the non-occurrence of a sea breeze; or being becalmed, the weather has a huge impact on racing. However, it is not hard to turn these problems around. This handy guide has all you need to work out the best way to use the wind to your advantage and boost you up the fleet.
    The book covers all the essentials for racing, from why gusts form and where to find them, to the formation of the sea breeze (which is never quite as simple as first appears!).

    Splash-proof and spiral bound, this little companion stands up to frequent use and serves as a great aide-memoire that will fit into your pocket or kit bag, meaning that you can always work out a detailed forecast for your specific racing area, regardless of whether you are on home territory or on completely new waters.

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    WIND STRATEGY.
    By David Houghton & Fiona Campbell. Paperback, 0.35kg, 170mm x 240mm, 137 pages, colour photographs and diagrams. Published 2016. 4th edition
    The first edition of this book was published in 1986, and it has been the go-to wind book for dinghy champions ever since. This new-look fourth edition is fully updated for modern forecasting and analyses a revised set of popular racing venues around the world: unveiling what to expect from the weather at 30 regatta locations, it will get you ahead of the competition and powering up the leaderboard.

    'Weather is a multidimensional and rarely simple, but this book expertly explains what can be a complicated subject in an easily understandable format'

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    CREWING TO WIN.
    By Saskia Clark. Softback, 0.31kg, 170mm x 240mm, 125 pages, colour photographs and diagrams. Published 2019.
    The crew of a racing boat is as important as the helmsman – they work as a team to sail as fast as they can. But different members of that team have different roles in the boat. In addition to the obvious roles which belong to the crew – trimming the jib and spinnaker and helping keep the boat upright – the crew can also contribute to tactics, boat tuning, watching the competition and so on.

    In this book, Olympic gold medallist crew, Saskia Clark, describes all that is needed to become a top-rate crew, or just be a better crew at whatever level you want to compete at.

    She initially takes you through getting started as a crew and team – choosing a boat and setting your goals. She then turns to the specific crewing skills of hiking, trapezing, tacking, gybing, handling the spinnaker and having good boatspeed on each leg of the course. The focus then turns to racing and particularly the roles of each member of the team, communication, decision making and execution around the race course. Finally, she brings it all together with advice on how you can be the best crew and a great team.

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    TRAINING TO WIN.
    By Jon Emmett. Softback, 0.21kg, 170mm x 240mm, 69 pages, colour photographs and diagrams. Published 2019.
    Gold medal winning coach, Jon Emmett works with sailors and coaches around the world and is frequently asked things like: ‘What is a good exercise to improve this?’ ‘Why do we do this exercise?’ ‘How do we make the exercise more / less difficult?’ This book is the answer to those frequently asked questions.

    It contains training exercises for each element of a sailing race. As well as describing and illustrating the exercise, it tells you what skills you are trying to improve, why and how to make the exercise harder or easier.

    The book will enable coaches to deliver better, more focussed, training sessions, but it will also help sailors who don’t have the benefit of a coach to practise and improve their sailing skills. The exercises are marked as to whether they are suitable for solo boats, groups of boats or those with a coach boat.

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    TACTICS MADE SIMPLE.
    By Jon Emmett. Softback, 0.26kg, 170mm x 240mm, 99 pages, colour photographs and diagrams. Published 2019.
    To consistently win races you need to sail fast and smart – making the right decisions to sail the best course. If you are not the fastest boat, you are still able to win races and regattas by managing risk and sailing smart. This is where good tactics come in.

    But, unlike boatspeed, tactics may be learnt by thinking about each leg of the course and different situations from the comfort of your own home. Jon Emmett’s new book, Tactics Made Simple, is a great tool to help fast track this learning.”

    This book explains simply, through hundreds of diagrams, what tactics can be applied around the race track. Individual boats in each scenario are given names so that you can easily understand what they are doing. Individual chapters take you around the race course, from before you get on the water, through the pre-start, start, different legs and manoeuvres. Each section contains detailed advice for the beginner, intermediate and advanced sailor so you can just look at the level of tactics relevant to you.

    Ideal for dinghy sailors, there is also a wealth of advice that will benefit yachtsmen. This is a practical way to improve your racing results, whether starting out, moving up the club circuit or competing at national level and beyond.

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    TUNING TO WIN.
    By Ian Pinnell. Paperback, 0.30kg, 170mm x 240mm, 109 pages, colour photographs and diagrams. Published 2016.
    Since most races are won or lost by a difference of less than 2% of racing time, you will soon be moving up the fleet. Hundreds of photos and diagrams illustrate every point. This book clearly explains what each control does and how to set up optimally for different conditions. Additional troubleshooting and skills section take things even further. For dinghy tuning, this is the bible.

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    HELMING TO WIN.
    By Nick Craig. Paperback, 0.30kg, 170mm x 240mm, 109 pages, colour photographs and diagrams. Published 2016.
    In this breakthrough book he provides you with the tools you need to make the transition - just as he did - from club racer to championship wiunner. Packed full of intelligent insight, nrilliant top tips and engaging photo sequences, it will have you folloing in his winning footsteps!
    Read this book and prepare to win.

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    RYA COMPETENT CREW SKILLS.
    By RYA. Paperback, 0.25kg, 148mm x 210mm, 110 pages, full colour illustrations. Published 2014
    The RYA Competent Crew book is the official companion for the RYA's popular Competent Crew Course. This brand-new edition has been updated to include motor vessels, and it is still the must-have read for anyone getting started as a crew member on a cruising boat. Providing safe, and sound advice on seamanship and how to make sense of your first few days on board, RYA Competent Crew Skills is the gold-standard book for new sailors

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