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For those sufficiently old enough to remember, it was in 1990 that Tom and Michael published the first edition of The Art and Science of Sails. Since so much of sail technology has changed since then, Tom knew that a new edition was necessary. But, as work commenced, it quickly became clear that this book could not simply be just a revision. In essence, it’s a new take on the complex subject of sails. But, It’s not just about sails. It’s as much about why and how sails work – aka aerodynamics – as it is about how today’s sails are designed and built
Tom Whidden (Pesident of North Sails), who has been Dennis Conner’s tactician in several America’s Cup campaigns, has completely revised the previous edition, which sold in excess of 20,000 copies. The book explains the theories behind making a boat move, how sails and their structure and composition can affect boat speed, and many other factors that make a boat go fast…or not.
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The complete guide on how to trim sails and tune rigging for all conditions to make the boat sail faster and safer. A well-trimmed sailing boat is not only faster – it heels less, balances better and is more comfortable. Wear and load is reduced and expensive gear lasts longer. The risk of damage or rig failure is significantly lower when you know how to take care of your rig and sails.
This book provides a clear understanding of the dynamics of rig and sail and how to get them working together in harmony with the elements.
With hundreds of colour photographs and illustrations throughout, the text is concise and precise, divided into sections to make it easy to find exactly what you need. Research for this book was carried out with professional riggers, sailmakers and international elite sailors as consultants resulting in a book that should be part of every sailor’s basic kit.
Suitable for all levels.
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By Peter Hahne. Pbk, 140mm x 215mm, 120 pages, colour photographs and drawings.
Sail Trim is the art of setting sails in response to the varying conditions imposed by the wind, waves, boat speed and desired course.
Regarded as something of a black art, good sail trim can mean the difference between winning and losing a race or reaching harbour before the tide turns. This book demystifies the skill of good sail trim with the aid of superb colour diagrams and photographs, to enable racers and cruisers alike to sail efficiently and get the most out of their boats.
Taking account of all types of wind condition the author explains:
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From its initial publication, The Complete Rigger’s Apprentice has been the definitive go-to resource for weekend sailors and maritime professional who want to master the fine art of rigging. In this revised, 2nd edition, master rigger Brian Toss expands upon the traditional basics of rope working to give you the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on the latest tools, techniques, and tricks of the trade. Features include:
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