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Gary Jobson's Championship Sailing : International Marine-RMP - Gary Jobson

Gary Jobson's Championship Sailing

International Marine-RMP

Hardcover Published: 27th July 2004
ISBN: 9780071423816
Number Of Pages: 256

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Gary Jobson shares his expertise for a winning performance in sailboat racing

""The complete guide to racing at its highest level.""

"--Paul Cayard, five-time America's Cup veteran and six-time world champion"

" "A must-read for those who aspire to win sailboat races at any level." "

"--Tom Whidden, CEO of North Marine Group, three-time America's Cup winner"

In the pages of "Gary Jobson's Championship Sailing," the author shares more than 30 years of racing and sailing expertise at the highest levels of competition, covering every aspect of racing in one-design or handicap fleets from high-performance dinghies to big keelboats. Readers will learn Jobson's secrets for: Organizing a crew Reading the wind Simplifying sail trim and rig tuning Improving boat speed Winning starts and leapfrogging boats at the finish Regaining lost ground And much more

Acknowledgmentsp. VIII
Introductionp. IX
Before the Start: A Word on Competition and Goalsp. 1
Setting Goals
The Sailing Teamp. 7
The Tactical Team
The Trimming Team
The Foredeck Team
On Posture, Clothing, Attitude--and Looking Good
The View from the Rail
The Art of Calling Tacticsp. 24
Establishing the Tactician's Role
Expanding the Tactician's Duties
Fine-Tune Your Tactical Technique
Onboard Tools and References
The Tactician and Leadership
Control the Yelling
Overcoming Emotions When Behind
Strategy at the Startp. 44
Reading the Wind
Choosing the Best Side of the Course
Fast Starts
After the Start: Windward and Downwind Tacticsp. 73
Windward Tactics
Downwind Tactics
The Mechanics of Mark Roundings
Light-Wind Tactics
Fast Finishes
Racing at Night or in Reduced Visibilityp. 137
Instruments to Gauge Performance
The Watch System
The Race Committee and Protestsp. 148
The Race Committee
Trim for Speedp. 160
Tuning and Balance
Sail Trim
Steering Fastp. 192
Correct Posture
Getting in the Groove
Maneuvering for Advantagep. 202
Catch a Wave or a Tow
Sailing by the Lee
Shifting Gears from Boat to Boat
Practice Routinesp. 213
Practicing Alone
Practicing in Pairs
Practicing as a Fleet
Thoughts on Performancep. 223
Take Time to Look Around
Make It Fun
My Favorite Boats
Sailors with True Grit
Appendicesp. 236
A Racer's Calendar
Indexp. 241
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ISBN: 9780071423816
ISBN-10: 0071423818
Series: International Marine-RMP
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 27th July 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 19.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1

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