A Sail for All Seasons: Cruising and Racing Sail Tips

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Sheridan House, Inc., 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 124 pages
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Ian Nicolson, a professional boat designer and sail maker withover 30 years of experience, has created a book that is guaranteed to improve the abiltiy and understanding of all sailors. He has compiled over 150 practical tips with easy-to-follow instructins that cover all sail types and situations. Mainsails, genoas, working jibs and stay sails, spinnkers, storm jibs, and trisails are all discussed in depth.
 

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Contents

MAINSAILS
1
Sail curvature detectors
7
Light air sailing
13
GENOAS
19
Judging headsail sheeting
25
WORKING JIBS AND STAYSAILS
31
SPINNAKERS
42
Telltales on the spinnaker boom
48
Offshore cruisers light headsail
70
Bagging a headsail
76
Numbers on sail covers
82
Sail changing in heavy weather
88
REPAIRS ASHORE AND AT SEA
99
Repairing a damaged corner
105
Using spinnaker repair tape
111
To avoid extending a genoa lead
117

Easier spinnaker handling
54
Storm jib details
60
LONGRANGE SAILING
64
The higher the faster
123
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About the author (1998)

Ian Nicolson started collecting data about boats from his father and grandfather when he was still at school. After his apprenticeship as a naval architect he joined A Mylne & Co, where he has been a senior partner since 1979. Ian Nicolson has built a large number of boats himself and owns a race winning Sigma 33. He has written over 20 books on nautical subjects, many of them published by Adlard Coles Nautical.

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