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Understand Your Instruments to Sail Faster, Make the Right Calls & Win Races259
Learn how to sail faster, make the right calls and win races. On-board instruments present modern sailors with a wealth of information. This book explains what the numbers really mean, and turns this information into racing results. By mastering your instruments you can make the right calls everytime and know for certain when to tack, which shift to look out for and how the tide can work with or against you. With colour diagrams throughout, this instructional guide turns information into excellence. Accessible to those new to racing, it also has a depth of information that will transform the performance of even professional sailors. Cruising sailors will also benefit from understanding how to get the most from their instruments.
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"This is a book for all keelboat owners, whether racing or cruising. On-board instruments present modern sailors with a wealth of information such as: apparent and true wind speed; boat speed; speed over the ground (SOG) and velocity made good (VMG). And these are just a few functions. With all the info available it's really a case of understanding what they all mean, and how to use them. Chisnell answers these questions and turns on-board racing information into results with an expert guide on how to turn the theory into practice.'" (Sailing Magazine)
Mark Chisnell divides his time between professional sailing and writing, and has won awards as a broadcaster and for his non-fiction accounts of maritime adventure. Mark began his writing career with sailing - the sport in which he won three World Championships, and subsequently won plaudits and recognition for his adrenaline-fuelled and suspenseful accounts of round-the-world racing.
Introduction; Position fixing systems; Instrument systems; Setting up an instrument system; Some instrument techniques; Polar tables & where they come from; Instrument techniques using the polar tables; Appendix A: A quick guide to calibration; Appendix B: General maintenance; Appendix C: Calibration records