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Asymmetric Sailing

Feel the need for speed with Asymmetric Sailing

Friday, April 6, 2012 8:08 am EDT

Asymmetric designs have revolutionized the sport of sailing but require a special set of skills. Now you can learn the secrets of getting the most from your boat - whether you sail an entry level dinghy, high performance skiff, sportsboat or catamaran.

This is first book to be completely dedicated to asymmetric sailing. There’s step-by-step guidance and step-by-step colour photos throughout. Every aspect is covered including:

• Rigging and tuning

• Hoists, gybes and drops

• Tactics

• Solo and crewed

• Survival sailing

• Advanced skills

Tips, advice and some great shortcuts from expert sailors in a wide range of classes give you the inside knowledge to get ahead of the fleet. In fact the acknowledgments page reads like a who’s-who of asymmetric sailing with dozens of Olympic medalists, world champions, leading coaches and designers sharing their skills. Not that author Andy Rice lacks credentials, having won a 49er national championship and sailed with such greats as John Merricks, Ian Walker and Simon Hiscocks.

When not sailing, Andy Rice is editor of the go-faster website and writes for dinghy and yacht racing magazines including Seahorse, Yachts and Yachting, Yachting World and Sailing World.

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