The Complete Introduction to Laser Racing by Ben Tan

Complete Introduction to Laser Racing picture

The Complete Introduction to Laser Racing

What The Author Says About The Complete Introduction to Laser Racing

The comprehensive all-in-one book with everything you need to know about racing the Laser! An impressive panel of 10 contributors and 13 reviewers - including 2000 Olympic Bronze Medallist Michael Blackburn, 1996 US Olympic representative Nick Adamson, former Women's Radial World Champion Jacqueline Ellis, 2000 Laser Masters Worlds runner up Alexandre Nikolaev, top coaches, and prominent sport scientists - reveal the knowledge, skills, and tools that will help you train effectively and race successfully:

  • Boat Preparation
  • Sail Trim
  • Boat Speed
  • Boat Handling
  • Mark Rounding
  • Wind Patterns and Strategy
  • Currents
  • Tactics
  • Sailing Drills
  • Physical Training
  • sport Nutrition
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Training Programmes

What The Reviewers Say About The Complete Introduction to Laser Racing

Ben Ainslie
'So much content and all the important points are covered'

Neil Spurway (Professor of Exercise Physiology and sailing coach)
'It's great - in its range, authority and layout, I'm sure it's the best volume on single-handed dinghy sailing in existence!'

Iain Percy
'A complete guide to the boat that has been the beginning to so many great sailing careers'

What we thought of The Complete Introduction to Laser Racing

There are quite a few books about sailing Lasers available (see the links at the bottom of the page for some of the others), but Ben Tan's book is right up there with the best of them. Like so many sailing books, this title looks a little - although not too - dated, as it was published in 2000. However, the ideas in it are very current, and the wide range of contributors makes each chapter highly relevant.

If you need information on anything to do with Laser racing then this book has something to help. It certainly fulfills its brief of being a 'Complete Introduction'. On top of this, it has tons of information that will be useful to Laser sailors of all abilities, helping club racers improve up to national and perhaps even international standard.

One key feature we love about it is that, on top of the contributions from a range of experts, it is littered with quotes from top sailors throughout the years. Many of these little maxims are excellent for focusing the mind on what is really important to help make you a better sailor.

It is the kind of book that you will dip into many times over the years and it always has something new or interesting to offer. If you are a Laser sailor it is well worth getting your hands on a copy if you can find one at a reasonable price.

Where Can You Buy The Complete Introduction to Laser Racing?

The United States

Great Britain and Ireland

Other Books Related to The Complete Introduction to Laser Racing


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *