Crewing to Win (Saskia Clark)

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The ultimate crewing manual from a gold medal winning crew.

Olympic gold medallist crew, Saskia Clark, describes all that is needed to become a top-rate crew, or just be a better

crew at whatever level you want to compete at. She initially takes you through getting started as a crew and team choosing a boat and setting your goals. She then turns to the specific crewing skills of hiking, trapezing, tacking, gybing, handling the spinnaker and good boatspeed on each leg of the course. The focus then turns to racing and particularly the roles of each member of the team, communication, decision making and execution around the race course. Finally, she brings it all together with advice on how you can be the best crew and a great team.

key selling points

  • Written by gold medal winning crew, Saskia Clark.

  • Packed full of advice for every level and every boat.

  • Highly illustrated to make the information easy to understand and follow.

    Saskia Clark has sailed in 3 Olympics in the 470 class, coming 6th in 2008, winning a silver medal at London 2012 and

    going one better in Rio, the latter two sailing with Hannah Mills. She medaled 6 times at the 470 World Championships over a 10-year period, claiming gold in 2012. She was awarded an MBE for services to sailing in the 2017 New Year Honourslist. Not bad for someone who hated sailing when she started in an Optimist aged 8 at Royal Harwich Yacht Club!