Sailing Strategy The Classic Text

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-09-15
  • Publisher: Adlard Coles
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Sailing Strategy is considered a racing classic. Long out of print, it has champions who have been petitioning hard for its reissue. It is considered the best book ever written on the subject, and presents in detail techniques which are still completely relevant and applicable today. The author provides a very thorough analysis and explanation of how to read the wind and currents in all conditions on a racecourse, and explains how a good knowledge and understanding of their vagaries by the racer can be used advantageously to enhance boat performance on the racecourse, and carry both helm and crew further up the fleet. For any racer wanting an 'edge' (as any competitive sailor will always be aiming for) the reissue of this long out of print gem will be a godsend. A modern classic and an ideal companion to the recently reissued Start to Win , Sailing Strategy also has a new Foreword by Bob Fisher, Yachting Correspondent for The Guardian , and columnist for Yachts and Yachting . The reissue of this classic will be welcomed by novice and experienced racers alike.

Author Biography

Ian Proctor was one of the most highly respected boat designers, dinghy racers and strategists of his era. A highly successful racer in his own right, he gathered several international racing trophies and was a leading light in numerous dinghy classes. He was also the author of several successful books.

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"Ian Proctor was a very successful dinghy racer and tactician, as well as a respected designer...This revised edition of a sought-after classic concentrates specifically on the subject of wind and current, not surprisingly with the objective of racing success...The large number of diagrams are extremely clear. This alone will extend the interest of the book from the dedicated racing sailor to the more generally-interested mariner..An absorbing read for anyone with an interest in the subject...would be useful to us armchair warriors to have on hand once the forthcoming Olympics appear on our televisions."—Nautical Magazine

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