Books for Sailing Tactics

 

 

 

 


Be Your Own Tactics Coach

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'This excellent little book is a handy guide to serious round-the-cans racing. Each chapter covers a different section of the typical course, for beginner, intermediate and advanced racer so you can easily hone in to your level. Copious colour diagrams set out each phase for various boat characteristics and how to gain advantage on each leg. Some clever manoeuvres rely on a general level of fleet experience. More for one-design or dinghy sailing, the average club fast cruiser may first want to brush up with 'Be Your Own Sailing Coach' by the same publisher. Read this and you will understand what Ben Ainslie was up to off Weymouth!' - Little Ship Club

'What struck me most about Jon's writing is the lack of waffle...solid, practical advice, no dull theory, no silly asides, just great advice with clear examples.' - Yachts & Yachting

'I love this book - so easy to understand, clear and well-written. If you race sailing boats - whether yachts or dinghies, this book will give you a head start... should be on any sailor's wish list.' - South West Boating


Advanced Racing Tactics

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"Possibly the best book on racing tactics ever written." ―Ted Jones, Dolphin Book Club News


Sailing Smart

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“When the best sailor in the world, Buddy Melges, reveals his secrets of success through a gifted writer, Charles Mason, one might expect the resulting book to be something special. Sailing Smart is that and more! Every sailor can learn from this book-- especially the good sailor who aspires to become very good.” ―Bob Bavier, Yachting

“Buddy Melges is so thorough, so clear, and so giving that any sailor who absorbs and applies his advice can't help but win. He is witty, entertaining, and sincere in his desire to promote better sailors....It's a book you can't stop reading.” ―Doris Colgate, Offshore Sailing School


The Tactics of Small Boat Racing

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Tactics by Rodney Pattisson


Rodney Pattisson is a bit of a legend, so I was keen to get my hands on this book. The book is old fashioned, for sure, but a lot of the stuff in here doesn't have a "use by" date - it's still as relevant as ever it was. The version I have (the second edition) has every tactical situation you can imagine - well, nearly every tactical situation you can imagine - I do get myself into some unusual tangles that even the great Mr Pattisson might struggle to get out of. Even team racing and match racing get a chapter each.

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