Introduction. 1 Choosing a boat. 2 What is a race? 3 Basic racing rules. 4 Your first race. 5 Helming and crewing skills. 6 Boat preparation and equipment. 7 Tactics. 8 Strategy. 9 Tuning. 10 The spinnaker. Glossary.
John Caig is a twice Fireball World Champion and a former Topper National and European Champion. He was a member of the British Olympic Yachting Team. Tim Davison competed regularly on the International Laser racing circuit in the 1970s and 1980s, and was on the podium for both the Open Worlds and European Championships and won the Masters European and UK National Championships during this time. He has won the British Moth national Championships four times as well as competing successfully in many other classes.
"...perfect to take the sailor through their first few seasons of racing...includes step-by- step training and explanations." (Dingy Sailing Magazine, June 2007) "...sure to perfect your ability to race and sail...and useful as a brief memory aid..." (Yachts & Yachting, 4th May 2007)