Tim Davison The Laser Book

ISBN 13: 9780071562331

The Laser Book

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9780071562331: The Laser Book

A completely revised, colour edition of THE Laser sailing manual giving essential information and tips for faster, smarter Laser sailing.

This book takes a complete beginner up to Club Champion standard. It teaches everything from the essentials of sailing theory and rigging, through faster upwind and downwind sailing, to racing tactics and how to outsmart the opposition.The essential skills that are covered in this book will also useful to radio controlled Laser sailors who will find that many of the areas of covered also apply to the RC Lasers, in particular faster sailing and racing tactics.

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From the Back Cover:

This is the ultimate Laser sailing manual. It shows you:

  • How to set  up new control lines.
  • How to master the 4.7 Radial and Standard rigs.
  • How to go fast - upwind and downwind.
  • How to avoid common mistakes.
  • How to outsmart the opposition.
  1. Do you fall in on the run?
  2. Does your mainsheet catch round the back?
  3. How did you rig the outhaul?
  4. Which end of the startline should you choose?

The Laser Book tells you everything you always wanted to know about Laser sailing....but were too busy righting the boat to ask!

Packed with practical advice on rigging, launching and sailing in all conditions, this is THE manual for all Laser sailors. With its help a complete beginner can become a competent club racer within weeks of getting afloat, and go on to become a winner. More experienced sailors will find the go-fast tips from champion racers invaluable.

This fourth edition contain brand new sections on the Radial and 4.7 rigs and the Standard section has been completely updated. Each rig now has a key settings chart to help you make rapid adjustments for maximum speed in all conditions. The new control lines are also covered in full. Over 270 stunning new colour photos and 45 colour diagrams take you through key techniques and manoeuvres in easy-to follow sequences.

About the Author:

Tim Davison has been Laser (Masters) European champion and National Champion. He has raced successfully in Laser National, European and World Championships and has also won the Moth Nationals.

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