The Complete Book of Laser Sailing

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Foreword by Bruce Kirby

Introduction

Acknowledgments

1 History

2 Basics of Laser Sailing

Tacking

Jibing

Capsizing

Docking and Landing

Rigging the Laser

Reefing

The Six Sail Controls

What to Wear

3 Boat and Equipment

Mainsheet

Traveler

Tiller and Tiller Extension

Cunningham, Outhaul, and Vang

Hiking Strap

Spars

Centerboard and Rudder

Wind Indicators

Compasses

Bailer

4 Advanced Sail Control Systems

Vang

Cunningham

Outhaul

5 Around the Racecourse

Starting

Upwind

Offwind

Finishing

Racecourse Guidelines

6 Advanced Upwind Techniques

Light Air

Medium Air

Heavy Air

Roll Tacking

7 Advanced Offwind Techniques

Reaching

Running

Roll Jibing

8 Practice and Physical Fitness

Boat against Boat

Practicing Alone

Physical Fitness

9 Maintenance

Cleaning, Wet Sanding, and Polishing

Hull Repairs

Spars

Centerboards and Rudders

Sails

10 Trailering, Cartopping, and Storage

Trailering

Cartopping

Storage

11 Sportsmanship

Fair and Friendly Competition

Enjoy Yourself

12 Interviews

Hans Fogh: The Story Behind the Laser Radial

Lainie Pardey: A Female Perspective

Paige Railey: Sailing the Laser Radial

Emily Billing: Starting to Race on the Laser 4.7

Mark Mendelblatt: Starting in a Laser Fleet

Danielle Myrdal and John Myrdal: Sailing and Training Together

Ed Baird: On-the-Water Practicing

Tom Lihan: A Heavyweight's Guide to Light Air Sailing

Terry Neilson: Changing with the Conditions--A World Champion's Perspective

John Bertrand: Preparing Physically to Win a Major Championship

Peter Commette: A Look at the Laser Past

Dave Olson and Peter Seidenberg: Masters Sailing; Dave Olson: Outdated but Still Good Rigging Techniques

Ed Adams: Zigzagging Downwind

Luther Carpenter: World-Class Downwind and Upwind Techniques

Appendix 1: Laser Championship Record

Appendix 2: International Laser Class Association

Index


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The definitive guide to the Laser.
Autor: Dick Tillman
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Dick Tillman won the first three Laser North American Championships in 1971, 1972, and 1973. He was a member of the U.S. Olympic sailing team in 1976. In 1981 and 1982 he won the Laser North American Masters competition. Most recently he was a bronze medal winner in the Laser event in the 1998 Nike World Masters competition. From 1981 to 1991 he served as the Executive Director of the International J/24 Class Association. He is currently president of U.S. Windsurfing (a national class association for windsurfing) and sits on the board of the U.S. Sailing Association (formerly the U.S. Yacht Racing Union [USYRU]).

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Autor: Dick Tillman
ISBN-13 :: 9780071452199
ISBN: 0071452192
Verlag: McGraw-Hill Professional, International Marine
Gewicht: 392g
Seiten: 160
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 2. Aufl.
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 231.1 mm, w. figs.

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