How to Trim Sails: Dinghies to Offshore Cruisers (2nd Edition)

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This practical introduction to trimming sails is written to help owners and crew sailing on all types of boats, from dinghies to offshore cruisers. It encompasses mainsails and headsails, and explains the effect of various controls on the shape and performance of the sails. The most popular rig configurations on today'’s yachts are described, and the correct standing-rigging tensions are given for a variety of sailing conditions. The rigs included are masthead, fractional with swept spreaders, fractional with runners, and dinghy with swept spreaders. Quick reference tables give at-a-glance information for the controls of each rig type for on- and off-wind sailing in a range of wind strengths and sea conditions. The first edition of this book was hugely successful. This edition has been redesigned and many line drawings are presented in two colors for easier understanding.

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Peter Schweer has international experience in all forms of sailing from blue water cruising to top-level racing. He regularly demonstrates sail-trim techniques at European boat shows. He lives in Germany.

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How to Trim Sails provides practical advice that will instruct both the beginner and experienced sailor. As fuel is to powerboats so sails are to dinghies - you won't get far without one. Knowing the effects for various controls on the shape and performance of the sails can make a huge difference, and Peter Schweer lends years of experience to the task. The rigs included are masthead, fractional with swept spreaders, fractional with runners and dinghy with swept spreaders. (Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal)

Okay, Here are all the answers in this one little pocket book. Main, head, mizzen... oops, no mizzen, as this is more for performance sailors than cruisers, but it will help you get the most goodies out of the wind. Also good info on mast rake and camber. (Latitudes & Attitudes)

Owners of all kinds of boats, from dinghies to cruisers, will find How to Trim Sails: Dinghies to Offshore Cruisers an easy, important reference now in its updated second edition. Don't let its slim appearance surprise you: it's in fact packed with trim details for all levels of experience and packs in tips on the most popular rig configurations for modern yachts and boats, pairing reference tables of at-a-glance detail with diagrams and clear directions. (Midwest Book Review)

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