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Gary Jobson S Championship Sailing

Author : Gary Jobson
ISBN : 0071423818
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Gary Jobson shares his expertise for a winning performance in sailboat racing “The complete guide to racing at its highest level.” —Paul Cayard, five-time America’s Cup veteran and six-time world champion “A must-read for those who aspire to win sailboat races at any level.” —Tom Whidden, CEO of North Marine Group, three-time America’s Cup winner In the pages of Gary Jobson’s Championship Sailing, the author shares more than 30 years of racing and sailing expertise at the highest levels of competition, covering every aspect of racing in one-design or handicap fleets from high-performance dinghies to big keelboats. Readers will learn Jobson’s secrets for: Organizing a crew Reading the wind Simplifying sail trim and rig tuning Improving boat speed Winning starts and leapfrogging boats at the finish Regaining lost ground And much more
Category: Sports & Recreation

Gary Jobson

Author : Gary Jobson
ISBN : 9781936749379
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For Gary Jobson—the three-time All American sailor, America’s Cup winner, Fastnet Race winner, and ESPN sailing commentator since 1985—sailing is life. In 2003, he was diagnosed with lymphoma, and here he relays the tumultuous diagnosis and treatments endured before the cancer went into remission. Through remission he remembers how his life has intertwined with some of the greatest sailors, how the sport has changed since his childhood, how the public view of sailing went through a revolutionary change with the advent of ESPN, how sailing can create lasting bonds of friendship that endure, and how sailing offers everything from the highest of adventures to the simplest of pleasures. This uplifting memoir also includes a foreword by Ted Turner.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Cats

Author : Gary Jobson
ISBN : 097493447X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The story of the awe-inspiring wooden catboats unique to the Jersey Shore's Barnegat Bay is told in this pictorial history. Showcasing tales both the past and present, this narrative records the comical, sentimental, and often unbelievable stories from the sailors who have raced and cruised the majestic, 50-foot-mast A Cats since the 1920s. Information on the boats' designers, builders, and associated yacht clubs complete the account of the boats' contribution to sailing history, and gorgeous paintings and stunning, action-packed photographs illustrate the oral histories—archiving forever one of sailing's most beautiful and captivating fleets.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Championship Tactics

Author : Gary L. Jobson
ISBN : 0312042787
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Combines expert advice from internationally known champions with a collection of stories from the greatest races of recent decades
Category: Sports & Recreation

The New Book Of Sail Trim

Author : Ken Textor
ISBN : 0924486813
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 32.56 MB
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Editor Ken Textor is a writer and sailing enthusiast.
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Fighting Finish The Volvo Ocean Race

Author : Gary Jobson
ISBN : 0965925870
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Covering 32,700 nautical miles over 10 months in an open yacht, spanning four oceans and stopping at 10 ports on five continents, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s premier ocean sailing event. This book presents a unique history of the race that has changed the sport of open-ocean racing forever and provides complete coverage of the race itself, from its start in Southampton, England, in September 2001, to its finish in Kiel, Germany, in June 2002. All of the action from every leg of the race is presented here in full detail, combining images from the world’s foremost sailing photographers with colorful writing about the history of the race and the ambitious, adventurous competitors.
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Sail On

Author : Melissa Deveney
ISBN : 9781483628110
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 41.74 MB
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Is it possible to explain the secrets of life and leadership through the process of competitive sailing? You be the judge. Read on to unveil the mystery and power of what lies beneath the surface in your place of work, your family and your life. Learn how to shift with the ever- changing conditions of your environment and effortlessly ride the tide toward a more fulfilling life. Through its poetic tapestry, this book will help you learn to weave a team together into autonomous unity as it strives to achieve a common goal. With sailing as your guide, tap into seemingly hidden forces that will help you succeed in life and as a leader. Even though you can't change the wind, you can always adjust your sails. This book gives you the proper bearing needed to navigate rough waters and find your way to smoother seas where you can Sail On to archieve your greatest potential. "Perfect for a rainy day, warm fire, and hot coffee ... it is GREAT! " - Terry Hutchinson, America's Cup Skipper and Tactician, 2008 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, six-time World Champion and father of three. "Melissa Deveney has managed to mesh ancient Eastern wisdom with insights and metaphors associated with becoming more attuned in sailing and in life." - Dr. Tim Herzog, Licensed Counselor and Mental Skills Coach at Reaching Ahead, Former Head Coach at Boston College Sailing Team and self-proclaimed "nerd". "Not only does this book insight a reevaluation of our world view... it suggests independent lenses through which life experience can be assessed as they are allowed to influence our own sense of self." - William Mace, Retired Director of Electronics at NASA during the "Space Race", designer of the X-15 nose cone (the first of its kind to self-correct flight trajectory) and devoutly active member of the Episcopal Church. "Melissa Deveney has written an easy to read, thoughtful book that is a must read for all competitive sailors. By following these concepts a sailor will excel using the mind to handle any situation the wind, water or competition throws at you. These helpful ideas should be reviewed before any major race." - Gary Jobson, President of US Sailing, America's Cup Champion, US Sailing Hall of Fame Member, Author, ESPN Commentator, Emmy Winner and Lymphoma Survivor.
Category: Poetry

The Annapolis Book Of Seamanship

Author : John Rousmaniere
ISBN : 9781451650242
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing. Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. Used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship thoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing. This edition of Annapolis is a major overhaul. Over half the book has been revised; old topics and features have been updated, and many new ones have been introduced. The design has been modernized, and many color illustrations have been added. As big and detailed as Annapolis is, the wealth of technical information (including dozens of step-by-step instructions) is presented here in a way that is uniquely readable; it's both useful and easy to use. This is because John Rousmaniere and artist Mark Smith bring to Annapolis decades of experience both as sailors and as professional communicators. Annapolis emphasizes the standard skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for enjoyment on the water. Much has changed on the water since 1983 when this book was originally published. Black buoys are now green, the Global Positioning Satellite navigation system (GPS) is almost universally used, new types of anchors and sails have appeared, safety skills and gear are vastly improved, many more women are commanding boats, and catamarans and trimarans are common where only monohulls used to sail. But for all these modern developments, the basic skills and spirit of sailing have not changed at all. Sail trimming, keeping up steerageway, maintaining the dead reckoning plot, heaving-to -- these fundamentals are as important now as ever and receive much attention here. Among the innovations in this edition are: * Basic skills in early chapters: Fundamental sailing and boat-handling skills and gear, which are introduced in chapters 1, 2, and 3. * "Hands On" segments: Three dozen special sections, each devoted to a particular seamanship problem and an expert solution. * More how-to tips: Additional rules of thumb that guide a crew quickly and successfully through seamanship problems. * New coverage of multihulls: Advice on evaluating, anchoring, and handling catamarans and trimarans under sail (including in storms). * More on emergencies: New material on emergencies, safety, and heavy-weather sailing, including a section on preparing a docked boat for a hurricane. * Equipment updates: Expanded coverage of the use and care of modern gear and hardware, including radar, GPS, rescue devices, and asymmetrical spinnakers. * Terminology: Full definition and illustration of major terms when they're first introduced, with alternative language provided in parentheses. * Gender: The use of feminine personal pronouns, which reflect the fact that more women are captaining and sailing boats than ever before. From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy-weather sailing, here is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.
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Sailing Philosophy For Everyone

Author : Patrick Goold
ISBN : 9781118336403
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume reveals the wisdom we can learn from sailing, a sport that pits human skills against the elements, tests the mettle and is a rich source of valuable lessons in life. Unravels the philosophical mysteries behind one of the oldest organized human activities Features contributions from philosophers and academics as well as from sailors themselves Enriches appreciation of the sport by probing its meaning and value Brings to life the many applications of philosophy to sailing and the profound lessons it can teach us A thought-provoking read for sailors and philosophers alike
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High Performance Sailing

Author : Frank Bethwaite
ISBN : 0070057990
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Based on 25 years of research and Olympic coaching, High Performance Sailing reinvents the strategies of sailboat racing. It presents revolutionary explanations of wind prediction and boat design, a fundamental rethinking of how to sail a boat fast--literally faster than the wind. Bethwaite's theories boosted the average speed of the highest-performance sailboats from two-thirds the windspeed to windspeed or faster. Bethwaite is Australia's most successful Olympic coach, and his family includes three Olympic sailing champions and three world champions. This book will have a revolutionary impact on racing sailboats and the way they are sailed. "Essential for any serious racing sailor."--Gary Jobson "It represents a breakthrough in the way that it relates the theoretical aspects of wind, seastate and rig shape to the way a crew would sail and handle a boat during a race. It has the potential to be a standard reference work on the subject and will not quickly date. It is a book that my Olympic squad will benefit from."--Rod Carr, British Olympic Sailing Team Manager "Frank's book is a treasure chest, full of brilliant insights into the ways of air and water as they flow around our sailing boats. Best of all, he tells us what to do when we go sailing."--Alan Payne, Designer of America's Cup challengers Gretal I and II "Allowed only one 'if only' in yacht racing . . . it would have been to have read Frank Bethwaite's High Performance Sailing years ago and to have it available for constant reference. Taking all the advice which he offers from his wide experience would have made championship winning a great deal easier."--Bob Fisher, Journalist, broadcaster and winner of many national and international sailing championships "The most significant scientific thinking about sailboat racing to come along in three decades. A brilliant and important book for serious racing sailors."--Ed Adams, US Sailing Team Coach; national, North American, and world champion sailor "Bethwaite's grasp of the entire spectrum of sailing speed is unique and formidable."--Gerry Hoyt, Yacht designer, sailing speed innovator
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