Catamaran Sailing: From Start to Finish

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 219 pages
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Fast, inexpensive, versatile, and exciting, catamarans are one of America's most popular pleasure crafts. Here is a complete course in catamaran sailing for the beginner and the semi-experienced sailor who wants to become more skilled in the arts of tuning, handling, and racing cats. Included are sections on buying a cat, learning the basics, heavy weather sailing, racing tactics, surfing, and more. Includes a new chapter on how to use high-performance sails.
 

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This the the most recommended go to book for anyone interested in catamaran sailing. It is full of great information and a good read.

Contents

ANATOMY OF A CATAMARAN
18
THE SAILING CIRCLE
27
GAINING PROPER TRIM
35
CHANGING TACKS
48
RIGGING FOR A SAIL
59
GETTING UNDERWAY
72
HEAVY WEATHER SAILING
84
MASTERING THE FINE
99
RULES
142
RACING TACTICS
157
SURFING
174
SAFETY MAINTENANCE
181
MAINTENANCE
186
TRANSPORT
195
GLOSSARY
203
KNOTS
213

CHAPTER 1O PERFORMANCE SAIL HANDLING
117
INTERMEDIATE TUNING
129
PHOTO CREDITS
219
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About the author (1999)

Phil Berman has been sailing and racing catamarans since 1969. A past winner of the Hobie 14 World Championships and second-place finisher in the Hobie 18 Worlds, he has also written Catamaran Racing: From Start to Finish (Norton).

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