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Recommended racing books

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.

Sailor's Wind
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.

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.

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