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Wind Companion for Racing Sailors

«“The style of writing is concise, engaging and informative… As either an introduction to the subject or as an aide memoire this booklet would reward careful study and make a very worthwhile addition to any sailor’s library.” (Little Ship Club)»

Out of all the explanations for why a sailor has lost out on a race, an unforeseen change in the wind and weather is by far one of the most frequent. Whether a bad windshift; the non-occurrence of a sea breeze; or being becalmed, the weather has a huge impact on racing. Les mer

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Out of all the explanations for why a sailor has lost out on a race, an unforeseen change in the wind and weather is by far one of the most frequent. Whether a bad windshift; the non-occurrence of a sea breeze; or being becalmed, the weather has a huge impact on racing. However, it is not hard to turn these problems around. This handy guide has all you need to work out the best way to use the wind to your advantage and boost you up the fleet.
The book covers all the essentials for racing, from why gusts form and where to find them, to the formation of the sea breeze (which is never quite as simple as first appears!). Splash-proof and spiral bound, this little companion stands up to frequent use and serves as a great aide-memoire that will fit into your pocket or kit bag, meaning that you can always work out a detailed forecast for your specific racing area, regardless of whether you are on home territory or on completely new waters.
Wind Companion also clearly and simply develops a more advanced understanding of the wind, such as which clouds indicate weather fronts and when they may occur. This will also allow you to identify and adapt to changes on the water and even during races, giving you a significant advantage over your competition. Such adaptability will give you the opportunity to beat even knowledgeable locals, as there will always be occasions when the wind does something unexpected – but which can always be explained by the wind-wise sailor.
Written by two acclaimed meteorologists, David Houghton and Fiona Campbell, who have advised top sailing teams at all of the big regattas, from Olympics to the America’s Cup, you can’t go far wrong! This book, based on their best-selling Wind Strategy, is packed full of vital information and clear diagrams to visualise the invisible and is a key resource for anyone looking to advance their sailing knowledge and results.

Detaljer

Forlag
Fernhurst Books Limited
Innbinding
Spiral
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781912621064
Utgivelsesår
2020
Format
22 x 8 cm

Om forfatteren

Fiona Campbell is a successful meteorologist with a passion for the environment and a love of sailing. Fiona took over from David Houghton the responsibility for advising the UK’s top sailing teams at Olympic, European and World regattas, as well as GBR and other America’s Cup challenges. She has also worked to help boat designers, competitors and race organisers, such as at Cowes Week, to optimise their performance. David Houghton was a passionate meteorologist, spending over 30 years at the UK Met Office. He was a member of the Royal Meteorological Society from 1949. In 2000 he was awarded the Society’s Michael Hunt Award. David worked as an advisor to Olympic, Admiral’s Cup, America’s Cup and Round the World sailing teams for over 30 years. Rosie Williamson is a keen sailor and avid reader. Being on (or in) the water since she was old enough to stand, she competed for many years in Optimists, then skiffs, and is now heavily involved in university team racing. In her final year studying History at Oxford, this is her first venture into the world of publishing and editing, combining her two chief passions.

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«“The style of writing is concise, engaging and informative… As either an introduction to the subject or as an aide memoire this booklet would reward careful study and make a very worthwhile addition to any sailor’s library.” (Little Ship Club)»

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