General Sailing Books

The books in this section are general sailing books - that is, books that aren't on specific topics (like weather prediction or tactics), but that cover a range of topics and are applicable to a range of (or even all) dinghy classes.


My Top 3


Other Great General Sailing Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fast Handling Technique by Frank Bethwaite

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High Performance Sailing by Frank Bethwaite


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"The ultimate book...very comprehensive...Superb...one of the finest books I have come across on the subject and should be read by all those yachtsmen and women who seriously want to sail faster and win races! A not to be missed book and should be read by all serious sailors."—Nautical Magazine
"One of the most readable books on the complex subject of sailing faster, and without doubt, a must for every racing sailor."—Yachts and Yachting
"It is a book no serious racing yachtsman should be without."—Kelvin Hughes
"It is the cheapest bit of go-faster gear you can buy…"—Robert Lloyd, Island Sailing Club

Higher Performance Sailing by Frank Bethwaite

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"...a book that I read from cover to cover...should be on the bookshelves of anyone who sails these boats competitively, not only at grassroots level but also at national and international, even Olympic, levels. It really is that good." --Amateur Yacht Research Society (October 2009)


Be Your Own Sailing Coach by Jon Emmett

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"...the book is ideal for anyone who wants to take their sailing up a level." -- Yachts & Yachting, Friday 18th April 2008

"This is a very comprehensive, well-designed book that covers pretty much everything you need to know to go out and win." -- Yachts & Yachting, Friday 20th May 2008

"MUCH more great advice on offer in Be Your Own Sailing Coach, out now."
-- Sailing News, February 2008


Club Sailor: From Back to Front by Clive Eplett

Read my review of Club Sailor: From Back to Front here

"There are a lot of sailing books out there, from the general ones that cover a bit of everything, to the highly specific...but Club Sailor: From Back to Front is different from any that I've come across. And it is all the better for it."

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Great Britain and Ireland


High Performance Racing by John Merricks and Stuart Walker

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UK and Ireland


Race Training with Jim Saltonstall

Read my review of Race Training with Jim Saltonstall here

Race Training with Jim Saltonstall

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Great Britain and Ireland


Go Sail (with live action DVD) by Steve Sleight

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UK and Ireland


Sail, Race and Win by Eric Twiname

United States
UK and Ireland


Sail and Rig Tuning
United States
UK and Ireland
Kindle Version



Team Racing Companion by Chris Atkins

Team Racing Companion
United States
UK and Ireland

Kindle Version


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