This book uncovers the secrets of racing in
the Solent. Graham Sunderland, a professional navigator/tactician and
author of Winning Tides, and yachting journalist Rupert Holmes have put
together the ultimate local knowledge book of this popular racing area.
Intimate local knowledge of the ways in which wind patterns, tidal flow
and hazards in each of the different regions within the Solent shape
race-winning strategy and tactics is vital to success.
This is the first-ever book to combine these
elements. 15 areas from The Needles to No Mans Land and Horse Sand Forts
are covered in detail, including easy-to-access key points, expert
advice for a range of typical scenarios, and coach tips to put a perfect
gloss on your performance. Further sections cover the intricacies of
starting races from Cowes, plus everything you need to know about the
Round the Island Race.