Higher Performance Sailing
Faster Handling Techniques
By (author) Frank Bethwaite
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Higher Performance Sailing by Frank Bethwaite
Book Description'Monumental!' - Bob Ross, Australian Sailing High Performance Sailing is now regarded as the bible of racing sailors and carries a string of endorsements from high achievers. Since its publication in 1984, racing yachts and dinghies have developed out of all recognition - a new high-tech breed of 'apparent wind' fast racers has claimed the water and so far no-one has applied themselves seriously to analysing what makes these boats sail fast (and what will make them faster). This is Frank Bethwaite's ground-breaking achievement in Higher Performance Sailing. By means of extensive research, and working with sailors of different racing calibre, Bethwaite analyses how to harness the apparent wind for increased speed and better position on your rivals. Higher Performance Sailing will provide the key to racing sailors' dreams. Praise for Bethwaite's High Performance Sailing: 'It represents a breakthrough It is a book that my Olympic squad will benefit from.' Rod Carr, former British Olympic Sailing Team Manager 'Allowed only one "if only" in yacht racing, it would have been to have read Higher Performance Sailing years ago.' Bob Fisher, journalist, broadcaster and international championship winner
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781408101261
(262mm x 193mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Adlard Coles Nautical
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Frank Bethwaite
Fast Handling Technique, Paperback (January 2013)
With video and GPS tracking amongst its tools, this groundbreaking book presents the first scientific analysis of how the fastest racing sailors get (and maintain) their edge. Applying scientific theories to practical boat handling, budding racers will think this book is gold dust.
High Performance Sailing, Paperback (July 2010)» View all books by Frank Bethwaite
The groundbreaking reference work on high speed racing techniques - the bible for racing sailors of all levels and abilities from dinghies through to America's Cup.
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Author Biography - Frank Bethwaite
Frank Bethwaite is revered amongst the sailing community for the depth, originality and soundness of his research and for the successful application of his theories, which produce results for his disciples around the world time and time again. His many years of experience coaching the highly successful Australian Olympic sailing team and his extensive analysis from working with racing sailors are the basis for the techniques and theories presented in this new book.
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