Brilliant clear diagrams, excellent photographs and straight forward descriptions of key issues make this an enjoyable, engrossing and very useful book.

The large format of the book helps make the diagrams clear however it is not a pocket book but one to spend time studying chapter by chapter. The chapters cover sails, boat handling, balance, spinnaker work, polar diagrams and basic racing tips. The book is only 121 pages including index and glossary so there is not a lot of detailed discussion which makes the book a good choice for sailors who want to begin to enhance basic skill and understanding without being put off by too much detail.

 

Geoff Quentin

ISBN number: 978-1408180013