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Higher Performance Sailing

Author : Frank Bethwaite
ISBN : 9781472901309
Genre : Transportation
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'Monumental!' - Bob Ross, Australian Sailing High Performance Sailing is now regarded as the bible of racing sailors and carries a string of endorsements from high achievers. Since its publication in 1984, racing yachts and dinghies have developed out of all recognition - a new high-tech breed of 'apparent wind' fast racers has claimed the water and so far no-one has applied themselves seriously to analysing what makes these boats sail fast (and what will make them faster). This is Frank Bethwaite's ground-breaking achievement in Higher Performance Sailing. By means of extensive research, and working with sailors of different racing calibre, Bethwaite analyses how to harness the apparent wind for increased speed and better position on your rivals. Higher Performance Sailing will provide the key to racing sailors' dreams. Praise for Bethwaite's High Performance Sailing: 'It represents a breakthrough...It is a book that my Olympic squad will benefit from.' Rod Carr, former British Olympic Sailing Team Manager 'Allowed only one "if only" in yacht racing, it would have been to have read Higher Performance Sailing years ago.' Bob Fisher, journalist, broadcaster and international championship winner
Category: Transportation

Performance Sailing And Racing

Author : Steve Colgate
ISBN : 9780071793452
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 28.92 MB
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From a racing master, all the knowledge you need to make your boat go faster and safer in any condition In Performance Sailing and Racing, Steve Colgate explains how to improve your sailing and push your boat to higher but safer speeds. He shows you how get your boat to perform as it was designed--with grace and an ease of motion--and to sail at a fast speed that can get you out of situations more quickly and arrive at your destination sooner. Used as one of the text books at the many branches of the Colgate Sailing School, Performance Sailing and Racing will help you get started in racing and improve as you learn. Even veteran sailors will pick up some new tips and tricks to becoming a successful racer. End-of-chapter quizzes reinforce what you learn so you can use your knowledge confidently on the water. Sail faster and smarter: Get the picture with clear, colorful photos and graphics Master vital topics relating to boat speed--sail trim, sheet lead angles, steering differences in light and heavy air Learn even those daunting topics, including using a spinnaker and understanding polar diagrams With this master teacher's wisdom on all the factors that make your boat sail better, you'll win the next race or just blow past the other boats in the outer harbor.
Category: Sports & Recreation

High Performance Sailing

Author : Frank Bethwaite
ISBN : 0070057990
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 42.73 MB
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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
Category: Sports & Recreation

Performance Sailing

Author : Steve Colgate
ISBN : 1408180014
Genre : Sailboat racing
File Size : 84.13 MB
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Whether you want to sail fast to beat an approaching weather system, get into port before dark or beat your competitors over the line, everyone needs to know how to sail their boats at peak performance at some point. In this highly practical book, sailing instructor and veteran racer Steve Colgate explains the secrets of better boat speed - how to 'read' the sails to achieve the most efficient sail shape for maximum performance, what exactly to look for when trimming, what makes for good boat handling, helpful tips on racing tactics, plus many more factors that will enable you to sail your boat better and faster: * what to look for when trimming a sail * how best to set a spinnaker * understand polar diagrams * judge the winds in your path * reduce the drag on your hull * avoid oversteering * ignore distractions to your concentration Packed with clear, friendly practical tips you can use on the water, this is the book that will give you the knowledge to sail faster - whether it's to win the next race or get into harbour quicker.
Category: Sailboat racing

Fast Handling Technique

Author : Frank Bethwaite
ISBN : 9781408178607
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 66.94 MB
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From the author of the bestselling High Performance Sailing and Higher Performance Sailing comes the first scientific analysis of what makes fast sailors fast. Eschewing the idea that luck or innate talent are the keys to success, Frank Bethwaite shows how knowledge truly is power. Making use of video cameras aligned to GPS read-outs to track the fastest racers, he meticulously analyses what winners do and how they do it, to show the rest of us how to get the best out of a racing craft. Frank Bethwaite's previous books were groundbreaking bibles that applied scientific theories to how sails and hulls interact with wind and water to influence boat speed. But whilst they applied scientific theories to boat construction, they didn't apply science to practical boat handling. This book fills that gap, and then goes further. Budding racers of all levels will welcomethis unique book as a godsend. It will inform, instruct and enable them toemploy the techniques (and timing) of the most successful racers, and make racingmore competitive for participants, and more exciting for those of us watching.
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Designing The Dynamic

Author : Jane Burry
ISBN : 1922129135
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 55.72 MB
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Who knows more about the performance impact of design changes in real time than the sailor and sail trimmer in an ocean race? Performance can be most influential on design decision-making when the performance response to design change is experienced in real time. In architecture and design dynamic feedback is the computational and analogue design challenge of the hour -- how to experience within dynamic digital and physical design models as those changes are actually happening. So, in this book, the challenge is first explored by looking beyond the design of the static built infrastructure of the city to the ultimate in reflexive action and high performance design: sailboat racing. Successful design decision-making relies on design team interaction between individuals of very diverse expertise and points of departure: generalists and specialists. Designing the Dynamic brings together leading researchers from architecture, boat design, industrial design, mathematics, aerospace, structural engineering, and computer science to explore the design and representation of dynamic systems. The authors expose diverse aspects of the subject ranging from the empirical science and sociology to the deep poetry of designing with dynamic phenomena. Major Selling Point: This is a cutting edge design book that will be of real interest to those involved in the dynamics of practical, super efficient design methods as well as those with an interest in sailing and maximising the efficiency of sails in racing conditions.
Category: Architecture

Aero Hydrodynamics And The Performance Of Sailing Yachts

Author : Fabio Fossati
ISBN : 9781408113387
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A groundbreaking technical analysis of yacht design based on cutting edge research in the field of aero-hydrodynamics.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Gary Jobson S Championship Sailing

Author : Gary Jobson
ISBN : 0071423818
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 90.47 MB
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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

Performance Sailing On A J29

Author : Timothy Johnson
ISBN : 0972172661
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 70.16 MB
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This booklet is the advanced sailing lecture notes of Captain Tim Johnson, PE, of the Boston Harbor Sailing Club. It is supplimented with nearly 50 color photographs of the theory discussed in the lectures notes. The main topics include: sail trim, wind control, sailing with a spinnaker, heavy weather, racing techniques, night sailing lights. Groups of photos of setting, gybing, and taking down a spinnaker are among the many photos which feature BHSC members taking the weekend class. Before and after photos of traveler setting as well as jib sheet fairlead positions in relation to jib sail trim are compared. Polar plots for racing are explained and analyzed for general principles. The use of this booklet is best exploited when the reading is followed by two days aboard a J29 under various types of weather conditions.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Complete Book Of Laser Sailing

Author : Richard Tillman
ISBN : 9780071452199
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 57.85 MB
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The definitive guide to the Laser. The Complete Book of Laser Sailing is the most comprehensive book about successfully sailing and racing this popular and challenging high-performance dinghy. Dick Tillman tells you everything you need to know about the boat and how to set it up and sail it, including: Rigging and sailing the boat Trailering and cartopping Maintenance and storage Training and physical conditioning Upwind and offwind racing techniques Clothing and equipment Interviews with such champion racers as Hans Fogh, Ed Baird, Ed Adams, and Danielle Myrdal Plus this updated and expanded edition gives you: The latest sail control and rig modifications Updated listings of major competition results New interviews with champion racers, including Olympian Mark Mendelblatt and Paige Railey on Radials "A fine-tuned guide to everything anyone could ever need or want to know about the Laser."—Sailing "This book will most certainly make you a better sailor and could help you become a champion."—Soundings "This book is a must."—The Little Ship
Category: Sports & Recreation