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Description - The Winner's Guide to Optimist Sailing by Gary Jobson

The International Optimist is the largest youth training class in the world. Its popularity continues to grow through community sailing programs and camps. To date, there are over 400,000 boats registered throughout the world. "Optis" are used exclusively by sailors under the age of 16 and they are sailed in more than 95 countries. First published in 1997 by Simon & Schuster, this classic how-to book is perfect for IM's program and enthusiastically supported by its author, Gary Jobson. The Winner's Guide To Optimist Sailing will enjoy a strong second life on our sailing list. The Winner's Guide To Optimist Sailing is a complete training manual for young skippers, their parents, and their coaches. Whether launching an Optimist for the first time or already racing to win, this easy-to-follow manual gives young sailors the step-by-step information they need to rig, sail, and race their boats. Written by two of sailing's foremost authorities, this book covers every aspect of beginning sailing and offers useful tips and winning tactics for competitive racing - an important component of most sailing programs. Special sections offer advice for parents and coaches as well.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071434676
ISBN-10: 0071434674
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 177mm x 10mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 17-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gary Jobson

Gary Jobson has won ten national one-design sailing titles, the America's Cup, and many ocean races. In 1999, he received the U.S. Sailing Association's most prestigious award, the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy. In 2003 Gary was inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame. He is an editor at large for Cruising World and Sailing World and has been ESPN's sailing commentator since 1985. Jay Kehoe has coached six U.S. Optimist Dinghy Association international racing teams and has served on the coaching staff of the U.S. Optimist National Team. Formerly head sailing coach at Yale University and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, he is now head sailing coach at Stanford University.

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