Getting Started in Sailboat Racing, 2nd Edition

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Everything you need to race your way up through the fleet

If you sail--even a little--you’ve probably thought about trying your hand at racing. Now you can stop thinking and do it. Getting Started in Sailboat Racing makes this endlessly fascinating lifetime sport accessible to anyone who wants to give it a try, whether you own a sailboat, are hoping to crew, or spectating from a nearby perch.

This complete course in racing fundamentals breaks the racing experience down into bite-size pieces, making the process easier to understand and reflecting the leg-by-leg nature of a typical race. With scores of helpful illustrations, this user-friendly manual takes you around the buoys, explaining new rule changes and tactics that apply to each part of the race.

You'll learn how to:

  • Execute quick, competitive starts
  • Maximize speed and efficiency on the windward leg
  • Maneuver for position around the windward mark
  • Take full advantage of downwind and reaching legs
  • Handle the spinnaker (even when asymmetrical), and beat the crowd at the jibe and leeward marks
  • Eke out every last bit of speed as you sprint to the finish

There are few things in this world more satisfying than racing a sailboat. Get in on the action and find out what you've been missing. All you need is a competitive spirit and a little help from Getting Started in Sailboat Racing.

"Cort and Stearns deftly break down racing, from start to finish, into basic elements, making the sport more accessible by giving the novice a strong understanding of the fundamentals . . . this book should be required reading for anyone wanting to get out on the course. The book goes into enough detail on tactics and sail trim to make the average sailor not only comfortable on the racecourse, but competitive, as well." -- SAILING

"With Cort and Stearns' enthusiasm for the topic and straightforward advice, it's hard not to read this book without picturing yourself rounding the buoys just ahead of the rest of the fleet." -- Soundings

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About the Author:

Adam Cort is a former editor and regular contributor to Sailing magazine. He is a lifelong sailor, has cruised extensively, and has sailed and raced dinghies, maxis, and most boats in between.

Richard Stearns is an America’s Cup veteran and career sailor, sailmaker, boatbuilder and boat salesman. He has participated in 39 Chicago to Mackinac races winning 5 times, competed in 5 Olympic campaigns, won multiple North American championships and competed in Worlds and hemispheric championships around the world. Stearns has compiled an impressive record of international victories including three wins in the Southern Ocean Racing Circuit (SORC). Rich has won championships in boats form the 11 foot Penguin dinghy to 70-foot yachts.

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"Just the tutorial you are looking for...Cort and Stearns deftly break down racing, from start to finish, into the basic elements, making the sport more accessible by giving the novice a strong understanding of the fundamentals from which to build. This book should be required reading for anyone wanting to get out on the course. ...the book [will make] the average sailor not only comfortable on the racecourse but competitive as well." --Tm Gregiore Sailing 20091101 "An excellent resource." Sailing World 20051101

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