So you can sail? Now learn to sail faster - and win.
Advanced Racing Tactics
Winning a race is not all about short-term speed. By choosing the right tactics, you can beat a faster boat - or conversely, avoid losing to those you should outperform.
Around the Buoys: A Manual of Sailboat Racing Tactics and Strategies
Comprehensive book for racers of small sailboats. Excellent as a primer, but useful for the more seasoned racers also.
Rig Your Dinghy Right
Sounds like good advice! And if you are planning to win races, it is. This book features a number of diffent classes.
Sail Like a Champion
...or like Dennis Conner, perhaps - he is the author of this book. Few people in the world know more about racing. Though it was issued in 1992, it is still very relevant.
Why does wind behave as it does? And knowing that, how do we put the knowledge into better performance under sail? Read this book to find out.
Sail, Race and Win: Developing a Winning Attitude
No matter the boat and the crew, you need to sail to win if you are going to. If you are not willing to give what it takes, your chances of success are that much smaller.
The America's Cup: The History of Sailing's Greatest Competition in the Twentieth Century
Written by Dennis Conner, three time winner and one time loser of the most prestiguos yacht racing trophy. Very insightful from the definite insider!
The New Book of Sail Trim
Authoritative book on sail trimming for maximum speed.
Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing Through 2000
Racing can be complex. Not only knowing the rules, but understanding them, and how they can be put to use in one's favor, is often the key to winning.
Please note that these videos are in NTSC format. This is the system used in the US and Canada. For overseas orders, please make sure that your VCR can show tapes in the NTSC format.
For more exciting videos, see the narrative and shipwrecked sections!
1995 Americas Cup
How it all went down...
Drum: The Journey of a Lifetime
Join Simon le Bon and crew on the racing yacht "Drum" as they participate in the Whitbread Around the World Race.
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