Boatspeed is not enough – a good
understanding of tactics is crucial if you want to win races.
Sailboat racing is often described as chess
on water, so many are the tactical moves open to you. This book explains
simply, through hundreds of diagrams, what tactics you can apply around
the race track. Individual boats in each scenario are given names so
that you can easily understand what they are doing.
Individual chapters take you around the race
course, from before you get on the water, through the pre-start, start,
different legs and manoeuvres. Each section contains detailed advice for
the beginner, intermediate and advanced sailor so you can just look at
the level of tactics relevant for you.
Ideal for dinghy sailors, there is also a
wealth of advice that will benefit yachtsmen. This is a practical way to
improve your racing results, whether starting out, moving up the club
circuit or competing at national level and beyond.
Originally published by Wiley Nautical as Be
Your Own Tactics Coach