Understand Your Instruments to Sail Faster, Make the Right Calls & Win Races
"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