RYA Sail Trim Handbook for Cruisers
This truly exceptional book has been a hot seller since it first came out. And hardly surprisingly. It goes without saying that sailors depend mightily on their sails. Yet it's a sad fact that many don't get anything like the best out of them. In RYA Sail Trim for Cruisers, Rob Gibson demystifies the aerodynamic principles and then goes on to explain how the various controls can be used to maximum advantage in terms of both performance and comfort. This is followed by practical examples of how your sail plan's power can be optimised for different points of sailing and varying weather conditions.
Rig tuning, spinnaker handling, heavy weather tactics and much else besides is covered with great clarity. Even very experienced sailors will find something to learn from these pages.
"...An easy read and well illustrated...."
December 2010, Recommended Read
"...If something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well....and that’s particularly relevant to trimming sails...."
November 2010, Book of the Week