Sail and Rig Tuning

Sail and Rig Tuning Author Ivar Dedekam
ISBN-10 1898660670
Year 2000-04-07
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher *Wiley Nautical

A guide to tuning the sails and rigs of yachts and small keelboats, featuring step-by-step instructions and more than 150 illustrations.

Illustrated Navigation

Illustrated Navigation Author Ivar Dedekam
ISBN-10 9781909911994
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 84
Language en
Publisher Fernhurst Books

Today, yachts are often equipped with radar, GPS, chart plotters, AIS, etc. This equipment has also become much more reliable, making it possible to make long offshore passages without a great knowledge of navigation. However, such equipment can be set up wrongly, interpreted incorrectly, malfunction or lose power. In these circumstances, knowledge of traditional navigation can become extremely important. This book will teach you how to navigate in the traditional way using compass, log and plotter; and also how to navigate using electronic aids like GPS, radar and chart plotter. In addition, you will learn some basic celestial navigation using the sun and stars to obtain your position using sextant, almanacs, tables and a watch. Each method of navigation is explained alongside detailed illustrations and examples, combining to make a straightforward and easy-to-follow guide.

A Manual of Sail Trim

A Manual of Sail Trim Author Stuart H. Walker
ISBN-10 0393032965
Year 1985
Pages 251
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company

A guide for racing covers the principles of sail trim, crew movement techniques, maneuvers, and control systems, and gives advice on adjusting to special conditions.

Sail Trim

Sail Trim Author Peter Hahne
ISBN-10 9781408123386
Year 2010-08-04
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher A&C Black

Explains the art of good sail trim with the aid of superb colour diagrams and photographs.

The Best of Sail Trim

The Best of Sail Trim Author Charles Mason
ISBN-10 1574091190
Year 2000-07-01
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Sheridan House, Inc.

An anthology of authoritative articles from SAIL magazine--one of the world's major sailing magazines.


Sailpower Author Peter Nielsen
ISBN-10 1574091778
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Sheridan House, Inc.

Peter Nielsen is editor of SAIL magazine.

Illustrated Seamanship

Illustrated Seamanship Author Ivar Dedekam
ISBN-10 9781909911970
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 84
Language en
Publisher Fernhurst Books

Today, yachts are often equipped with electrical windlasses, autopilot, bow thrusters, etc. This equipment has also become much more reliable, making it possible to make long offshore passages without much knowledge of seamanship. However, as the coastguards in many countries can confirm, more and more yachts require assistance, even when they should be able to reach harbour on their own. In this book you will be shown the traditional techniques you should be familiar with Ð regarding rope handling, manoeuvring and anchoring Ð in order to make long or short passages safely. Each element is clearly explained alongside detailed illustrations, combining to make a straightforward and easy-to-follow guide. Although yacht gear is becoming more and more reliable, you can be almost sure that, sooner or later, it will fail or you will be out of electrical power to use it. Learning the traditional techniques may not only be necessary but is also both interesting and fun. Instead of waking up the entire harbour in the early hours with the noise of your bow thruster, you may, alternatively, use a spring line to get safely moored to or leave the pontoon quietly.

Mainsail Trimming

Mainsail Trimming Author Felix Marks
ISBN-10 9780470516508
Year 2007-11-27
Pages 106
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Uncover the secrets to sailing fast whilst remaining in control. Mainsail trimming is not only a physically and mentally demanding role on a boat; it is also one of the most crucial. You need a deep and subtle appreciation of sail shapes and the controls used to achieve them. Most significantly, the role requires an obsession with acquiring and retaining speed. This book is here to help and it has been written in a groundbreaking way. Every effort has been made to simplify the subject and explain everything that you need to know without blinding you with science. Sailing terminology has been reined-in as much as possible and only information relating to mainsail trimming has been included. High quality photographs and illustrations are used throughout to simplify this complex subject. This is achieved by showing the sail shapes needed to make the boat go fast and stay under control. Only one sailing role is dealt with to further simplify the subject and make sailing more accessible to the newcomer.

Sail Power

Sail Power Author Wallace Ross
ISBN-10 0229116795
Year 1984
Pages 514
Language en
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

The encyclopedia guide to sailing technique and design. Absolutely everything a sailor needs to know about sails; for the beginner and the expert. Now in paperback.

Tuning Yachts and Small Keelboats

Tuning Yachts and Small Keelboats Author Lawrie Smith
ISBN-10 0906754356
Year 1991-01-16
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Wiley

To be a consistent race winner you need a fast boat, but often the only difference between a slow boat and a fast one is the way the mast and sails are adjusted. In this book Lawrie Smith shows you how to get it right. He starts off with a step-by-step guide to setting up fractional and masthead rigs - checking the fittings, putting the mast in the right place and assembling the standing rigging. Then its time to go sailing, and get down to some serious tuning. The author looks at the rig controls, and shows how to adjust them for the condition of the moment. With the rig set up, he turns his attention to the sails, and explains how to trim them for maximum efficiency on every point of sailing. He shows you the sail shape to aim at, why it works, and hw to achieve it. In short, how to make your boat the fastest on the water.

Asymmetric Sailing

Asymmetric Sailing Author Andy Rice
ISBN-10 9781119952664
Year 2012-08-03
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Fernhurst Books

Learn the secrets of getting the most from your boat Ð whether you sail an entry level dinghy, high performance skiff, sportsboat or catamaran. Tips, advice and some great shortcuts from expert sailors in a wide range of classes gives you the inside knowledge to improve your techniques and get ahead of the fleet. ThereÕs step-by-step guidance, and every stage of asymmetric sailing is covered, including rigging and tuning, hoists, gybes and drops, tactics, survival sailing and advanced skills for solo and crewed boats.

Maximum Sail Power

Maximum Sail Power Author Brian Hancock
ISBN-10 9781619304277
Year 2003-10-15
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Nomad Press

The art, science, history, and mystery of sails and sailmaking. Written in concise, layperson's language and full of photographs and personal anecdotes, this book goes step-by-step through the process of creating and using sails. Provided is a definitive look at the latest developments in sails, sailcloth, engineering, hardware, and sail trim. Also offered are case studies that illustrate which fibers, fabrics, and sails are suitable for a variety of different sailing applications, from simple dinghies and day sailors to offshore racing and cruising yachts. Sailors of all levels of interest and ability will find information they can apply to their own boats and sail choices.

How to Trim Sails

How to Trim Sails Author Peter Schweer
ISBN-10 1408132923
Year 2011-03-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Adlard Coles Nautical Press

This highly practical guide explains what sail trim is all about - how to achieve it and what its benefits are. Aimed at owners and crews sailing all types of boats, from dinghies to offshore cruisers, with either masthead or fractional rigs, it covers: - mainsails and headsails - trim for light airs, medium strength and strong winds - trim for beating, reaching and running - correct camber and mast rake - weather helm - causes and cures - easy reference trimming tables How to Trim Sails will help racers and cruisers of all levels of experience get the best performance from their boats and sails. 'Any owner will find help here in unravelling the mysteries of sail shape, as it is affected by mast bend, luff tension and the rest' Practical Boat Owner

Plain Sailing

Plain Sailing Author Dallas Murphy
ISBN-10 1580801617
Year 2010
Pages 170
Language en

This book will help the new sailor to understand the principles and practice of sail trim, adjusting sails so they interact most efficiently with the wind. There is a direct relationship between sailing efficiency and sailing fun. Knowing when, how, and why to trim your sails is the essence of sailing. If you understand trim, you understand sailing.