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The Foiling Dinghy Book


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Alan Hillman. Contents. Foreword. PART ONE: BACKGROUND. 1 Introduction. 2 Foiling Dinghies. 3 How it Works. PART TWO: BASIC SET-UP & SKILLS. 4 The Parts of the Boat. 5 Pre-flight: International Moth / Waszp. 6 Pre-flight: F101. 7 The Secure Position. 8 The Sailing Position. 9 Sailing Off. 10 Turning Around. 11 Coming Ashore. 12 Capsize Recovery. PART THREE: FLYING. 13 First Flight. 14 Points of Sailing. 15 Speeding up the Turns. 16 Advanced Foil Adjustments. 17 Safety. 18 Conversion Kits. Glossary. Acknowledgements.

About the Author

Alan Hillman was the first RYA Windsurfer Manager, set up Team Unlimited, was Race Director for the Extreme 40s and the Barcelona World Race and established Pro-Vela (offering personalised foiling coaching). He now owns and runs Foilingworld (creators of the F101). He learned to foil the hard way - by teaching himself, involving many hours on, in and under the water. He has distilled this experience into the programme offered by Pro-Vela and detailed in this book.


"If you have any thoughts of Foiling this season then this is the book for you. The Foiling Dinghy Book is the first ever book on this subject and provides a perfect introduction to the world of dinghy foiling." (Sailweb, Feb 2018) "If you had thought foiling was beyond you, have a read to Fernhurst's great how-to-guide and think again." (Yachts & Yachting, April 2018) "Read and absorb this book, and you will be well on your way to confident foiling before you've even put your boat in the water!" (Yachting Life, May 2018) "a very professionally produced 'how to', with clear and pleasing graphics and colour photographs... The author describes the intricacies of a foiling dinghy and how to sail it very clearly, step by step... This bang up to date book which opens a new world of exciting carbon fibre kit and new sailing techniques is a 'must read' for anyone seriously tempted or even just curious." (Watercraft Magazine, Mar 2019)

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