Around the Buoys: A Manual of Sailboat Racing Tactics and Strategies

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McGraw Hill Professional, 1994 - Sports & Recreation - 232 pages
No other recreation combines so many elements--speed, tactics, strategy, timing, execution--and penalizes a failure in any one of these so brutally as sailboat racing. Successful racing depends on putting all elements together, and the winning mix changes with each new leg of the race.Around the Buoys looks at the racecourse leg by leg, buoy rounding by buoy rounding, gathering together the relevant strategic, tactical, boatspeed, and rule considerations where they apply, and showing how they interrelate. Each chapter ends with a question-and-answer section that targets the concerns of beginners. This logically and holistically organized manual is both a primer and a refresher for racing sailors that covers both one-design and handicap racing.

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The Boat
Moving the Boat
Elements of the Race

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Bertram Gawronski, PhD, is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. His research focuses on associative and propositional processes underlying social judgments and social behavior. Dr. Gawronski’s work has been recognized with the Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Early Career Award from the International Social Cognition Network, the Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation of Ontario, the Charlotte and Karl Bühler Award from the German Psychological Society, and the Faculty Scholar Award from the University of Western Ontario.

B. Keith Payne, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research is concerned with the development of innovative approaches for studying automatic and controlled processes underpinning social behavior. Dr. Payne is a recipient of the Early Career Award from the International Social Cognition Network and the SAGE Young Scholars Award from the Foundation for Social and Personality Psychology and Sage Publications. He was profiled as a “Rising Star” in psychology in the Association for Psychological Science Observer and was cited by the Observer as one of the Top Ten most highly cited Social/Personality Psychologists at the Assistant Professor rank in the United States.

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