Gary Jobson's Championship Sailing: The Definitive Guide for Skippers, Tacticians, and Crew by Gary JobsonGary Jobson's Championship Sailing: The Definitive Guide for Skippers, Tacticians, and Crew by Gary Jobson

Gary Jobson's Championship Sailing: The Definitive Guide for Skippers, Tacticians, and Crew

byGary Jobson

Hardcover | August 17, 2004

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Gary Jobson shares his expertisefor a winning performancein sailboat racing

“The complete guide to racingat its highest level.”

—Paul Cayard, five-time America’s Cupveteran and six-time world champion

“A must-read for those whoaspire to win sailboat racesat any level.”

—Tom Whidden, CEO of North MarineGroup, three-time America’s Cup winner

In the pages of Gary Jobson’s ChampionshipSailing, the author shares more than 30 yearsof racing and sailing expertise at the highestlevels of competition, covering every aspectof racing in one-design or handicap fleetsfrom high-performance dinghies to big keelboats.Readers will learn Jobson’s secrets for:

  • Organizing a crew
  • Reading the wind
  • Simplifying sail trim and rig tuning
  • Improving boat speed
  • Winning starts and leapfrogging boats atthe finish
  • Regaining lost ground
  • And much more
Gary Jobson (Annapolis, MD) is a world-class sailor, America’s Cup winner, and ESPN sailing commentator. He is also editor at large for Yachting, Cruising World, and Sailing World magazines.
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Title:Gary Jobson's Championship Sailing: The Definitive Guide for Skippers, Tacticians, and CrewFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.5 × 7.7 × 0.61 inPublished:August 17, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071423818

ISBN - 13:9780071423816

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1. Before the Start: A Word on Competition and Goals

Competition

Goals

Chapter 2. The Sailing Team

The Tactical Team

The Trimming Team

The Foredeck Team

Race Day Routine

Individual Crew Assignments

On Posture, Clothing, Attitude--and Looking Good

The View from the Rail

Chapter 3. The Art of Calling Tactics

Establish the Tactician's Role

Expand the Tactician's Duties

Fine-Tune Your Tactical Technique

Onboard Tools and References

The Tactician and Leadership

Control the Yelling

Overcoming Emotions When Behind

Chapter 4. Strategy at the Start

Reading the Wind

Choosing the Best Side of the Course

Fast Starts

Chapter 5. After the Start: Windward and Downwind Tactics

Windward Tactics

Downwind Tactics

The Mechanics of Mark Roundings

Passing

Light-Wind Tactics

Fast Finishes

Chapter 6. Racing at Night

Instruments to Gauge Performance

Safety

The Watch System

Chapter 7. The Race Committee, Rules, and Protests

The Race Committee

The Racing Rules

Protests

Chapter 8. Trim for Speed

Tuning and Balance

Speed Tips

Chapter 9. Steer for Speed

Assume the Position

Getting in the Groove

Chapter 10. Maneuvering for Advantage

Tacking

Jibing

Catch a Wave or a Tow

Sailing By the Lee

Shifting Gears from Boat to Boat

Speed Tips

Chapter 11. Practice Routines

Practicing Alone

Practicing in Pairs

Practicing as a Fleet

Chapter 12. Thoughts on Performance

Mentoring

Take Time to Look Around

Make It Fun

My Favorite Boats

Sailors with True Grit

Winning

Appendices

Glossary

A Racer's Calendar

Resources

Index