You will learn from this book: How the rig works. How to adjust it for today's conditions. How to use all-purpose sails across the full wind range. How to sail fast in a straight line. How to use waves. How to tack and gybe properly. How to handle a spinnaker - be it asymmetric or conventional. A variety of hosts and drops, and when to use them.
Glyn Charles taught himself to sail at the age of fourteen and won the British Laser Nationals Five years later. He has since won championships in Solings, J24's and offshore yachts. He has skippered a One Tonner in the Admiral's Cup and was Britain's representative in the Star Class at the Savannah Olympics.
Foreword. Introduction. 1. Rigs. 2. Sailing Dynamics. 3. Spinnaker Work. Appendix A: Stepping the Mast. Appendix B: Spinaker Gear. Appendix C: On the Course. Index.