Asymmetric sails have revolutionized the
sport of sailing but require a special set of skills. Now you can learn
the secrets of getting the most from your boat - whether you sail an
entry level dinghy, high performance skiff, sportsboat or catamaran.
This is the first book to be dedicated to
the subject of sailing with asymmetric spinnakers. There’s step-by-step
guidance and step-by-step colour photos throughout.
Every stage of asymmetric sailing is covered
Rigging and tuning
Hoists, gybes and drops
Solo and crewed
Tips, advice and some great shortcuts from
expert sailors in a wide range of classes give you the inside knowledge
to get ahead of the fleet. In fact the acknowledgments page reads like a
who’s-who of asymmetric sailing with Olympic medalists, world champions,
leading coaches and designers sharing their skills. Not that author Andy
Rice lacks credentials having won a 49er national championship and
sailed with such greats as John Merricks, Ian Walker and Simon Hiscocks.