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Asymmetric Sailing.

Author: Andy Rice
Publisher: Chichester : Fernhurst Books Limited, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tips, advice and great shortcuts from expert sailors to help you get the most from your boat.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rice, Andy.
Asymmetric Sailing.
Chichester : Fernhurst Books Limited, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Rice
ISBN: 9781119952664 1119952662
OCLC Number: 870600331
Description: 1 online resource (323 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Title; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1: Getting Started; Choosing the Right Boat; Apparent Wind Sailing; Getting the Basics Right; Going Sailing for the First Time; Safe Launch and Recovery; Chapter 2: Standard Moves; Tacking; Gybing Without the Gennaker; Hoisting the Gennaker; Lowering the Gennaker; Gybing with the Gennaker; Gybing in Light Airs; Chapter 3: Advanced Moves; Gybe Set; Gybe Drop; Beam Reaching; Tight Reaching; Great Boathandling Makes for Great Tactics; Chapter 4: Survival Sailing; Extreme Bear-Away; Extreme Conditions. Survival Sailing without the GennakerSurvival Gybe; Tacking; Chapter 5: Avoiding Disaster; Make a Plan; Prepare for the Unexpected; Trawling the Kite; Twist in the Kite; Keep a Lookout Downwind; Taking Penalties; Capsizing; Chapter 6: Broaching & Capsizing; Capsizing; Why Capsizes Happen; OK, So You've Capsized. What Now?; Chapter 7: Boat Speed; Use the Force (in the rudder); Which Mode Should I Be In?; Chapter 8: Racing; Getting Around the Course; The Windward Mark; Seizing Your Opportunities; Roll, Don't Be Rolled!; Judging Laylines; Getting Through the Leeward Gate. Chapter 9: The Racing RulesKnow Your Lefts From Your Rights; Leeward Gates; Windward v Leeward Boat; Keeping a Lookout Downwind; Capsized Boat; Broaching in a Keelboat; Gybe-Set at the Windward Mark; Two Sails Against Three Sails on a Reach; Handicap Racing --
Different Boats at the Same Mark; Bowsprit in 'Normal Position'; Gybing a Fully-Battened Mainsail Without Upsetting the Umpires; Chapter 10: The Final Five Per cent; Perfecting Your Equipment; Team Work and Communication; Goal Setting --
Do This and You Will Always Improve.
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