Davison, Tim The Laser Book

ISBN 13: 9780071562331

The Laser Book

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9780071562331: The Laser Book

Bursting with practical advice on rigging, launching and sailing in all conditions, this is the ultimate guide for all Laser sailors, whatever your level.

Colour photographs and illustrations help the beginner turn from novice to competent club racer within weeks of getting afloat. The more experienced sailor will find the go-fast tips from sailing champions invaluable.

We tell you everything you need to know, from setting up, right through to sailing your Laser. The book also includes:

  • Setting up new control lines
  • Mastering the Standard, 4.7 and Radial rigs
  • Going faster – upwind and downwind
  • Avoiding common mistakes
  • Outsmarting the opposition

Whether you’re new to sailing or you’re looking to get a head start when racing, The Laser Book is the only book you need to reach top gear.


  • Paul Goodison (Standard rig) who is the current World number one Laser sailor, an Olympic Gold medallist, European and British Champion.
  • Steven Cockerill (Radial rig) has been a 6 time Laser Radial National Champion and Radial Masters World Champion
  • Philip White (4.7 Rig) who was 4th in the Laser 4.7 Worlds

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From the Back Cover:

This is the ultimate Laser sailing manual. It shows you:

  • How to set  up new control lines.
  • How to master the 4.7 Radial and Standard rigs.
  • How to go fast - upwind and downwind.
  • How to avoid common mistakes.
  • How to outsmart the opposition.
  1. Do you fall in on the run?
  2. Does your mainsheet catch round the back?
  3. How did you rig the outhaul?
  4. Which end of the startline should you choose?

The Laser Book tells you everything you always wanted to know about Laser sailing....but were too busy righting the boat to ask!

Packed with practical advice on rigging, launching and sailing in all conditions, this is THE manual for all Laser sailors. With its help a complete beginner can become a competent club racer within weeks of getting afloat, and go on to become a winner. More experienced sailors will find the go-fast tips from champion racers invaluable.

This fourth edition contain brand new sections on the Radial and 4.7 rigs and the Standard section has been completely updated. Each rig now has a key settings chart to help you make rapid adjustments for maximum speed in all conditions. The new control lines are also covered in full. Over 270 stunning new colour photos and 45 colour diagrams take you through key techniques and manoeuvres in easy-to follow sequences.

About the Author:

Tim Davison has been Laser (Masters) European Champion and National Champion. He has raced successfully in Laser National, European and World Championships and has twice won the Moth Nationals.

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