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Be Your Own Tactics Coach

by Emmett, Jon

Published:5th August 2011


Boatspeed is not enough – a good understanding of tactics is crucial if you want to win races. This book is a comprehensive programme to make you a tactical genius.

Individual chapters take you around the racecourse, from before you get on the water, through the pre-start, start, and various legs. Each section contains detailed advice for the beginner, intermediate and advanced sailor. Ideal for dinghy sailors, there is also a wealth of advice that will benefit yachtsmen.

More than a hundred diagrams allow lessons to be learned at a glance and make this a useful aide-memoire as well as a tactical textbook.

This is a practical way to improve your racing results, whether starting out, moving up the club circuit or competing at national level and beyond.


“What struck me most about Jon’s writing is the lack of waffle… solid, practical advice, no dull theory, no silly asides, just great advice with clear examples.” Yachts & Yachting

“I love this book – so easy to understand, clear and well-written. If you race sailing boats – whether yachts or dinghies, this book will give you a head start… should be on any sailor’s wish list.” South West Boating, 2011

“This book helps sailors master course strategy and learn the secrets that will help win races.” Your Boat Life

Illustrations:187 colour diagrams
Foreign Rights Sold:German

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