Since the development of the International
Moth into a fully foiling dinghy there has been an explosion in the
popularity of the class with some of the world’s top sailors competing
in it and many others enjoying the exhilaration of ‘flying’. However
there is no doubt that it is a challenge to learn to fly a Moth and
other designs are being introduced which are easier to sail and provide
foiling opportunities for less dedicated, larger and less agile sailors.
This book, the first to be published on
dinghy foiling, explains how foils work and how to foil in the
International Moth, Waszp and F101. Anyone who can sail a fast planing
dinghy like the Laser should be able to foil and this book takes you
through the skills and techniques required. Starting with the theory,
the book goes through rigging and launching, then low-ride sailing,
tacking and gybing before moving onto flying and, of course, the foiling
gybe and tack.
All illustrated by hundreds of colour
photographs and many diagrams. Alan Hillman has taught hundreds of
sailors to foil, including some of the top names. Through this book his
expertise is available to everyone and there is no excuse not to get up
on the foils and fly!