Be Your Own Tactics Coach

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Wiley, Aug 26, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 208 pages
The sailing secrets that will help you win

World-class sailor Jon Emmett, winner of the Radial Europa Cup series and the UK National Championships, has the sort of on-water experience that could improve the performance and speed of any type of boat. In this essential guide for racing sailors, he outlines the strategies that have made him a top-flight yacht racing tactician and dinghy sailing coach. Each chapter is divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced sections, providing tactics suited to your individual skill level. Discover how you truly can become your own tactics coach, by structuring your training to achieve maximum results, both in practice sessions and races.

Ideal for both beginners and advanced dinghy racers and even seasoned yacht racers, this practical guide contains the hard-won insights of a pro, designed to give anyone a strategic—and winning—edge.

  • Includes offensive and defensive sailing tactics—illustrated with diagrams
  • More than 100 diagrams help you understand lessons at a glance

For the racing amateur or the sailor interested in discovering hard-to-find tips, Be Your Own Tactics Coach is an invaluable master class in tactics or an as needed chapter-by-chapter guide to answering key tactical questions.

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About the author (2011)

Jon Emmett is a world-class Laser Radial sailor. In 2008, he won the UK National Championships and the Radial Europa Cup series by winning events in Holland, Denmark, Austria and Germany. In 2009 Jon once again won the UK National Championships and the Radial Europa Cup series. In 2010 his key event is the Radial combined World and European Championship which will be sailed in Largs, Scotland.
Jon coaches professionally, particularly in single-handed boats. He also acts as a professional yacht racing tactician.

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