PACK: Training To Win + Tactics To Win

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Training To Win (Jon Emmett)

Training exercises for each element of a sailing race, for coaches and for sailors without a coach.

This book contains training exercises for each element of a sailing race. As well as describing and illustrating the exercise, it tells you what skills you are trying to improve, why and how to make the exercise harder or easier.

The book will enable coaches to deliver better, more focussed, training sessions, but it will also help sailors who don’t have the benefit of a coach to practise and improve their sailing skills. The exercises are marked as to whether they are suitable for solo boats, groups of boats or those with a coach boat.

key selling points

  • Written by a gold medal winning coach who works with sailors around the world.

  • Proven exercises used by world champions and Olympians through to grass-root sailors.

  • Each exercise described, illustrated and explained.

    Jon Emmett is a successful Laser Radial sailor, representing the UK internationally for over 15 years. A professional

    coach and expert dinghy sailor, he is a National, European and World champion, impressively having won the UK National Championships three times! He is also a yacht racing tactician who lectures on tactics and racing and is the training officer for the UK Laser Class Association. The British sailor coached Chinese Laser Radial sailing star Lijia Xu to a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games.


Tactics to Win (Nick Craig)

A tactical bible for sailboat racers from the highly original and multi-championship winning author.

Unless you have unbeatable boatspeed, tactics are vital to winning sailboat races. Multi-champion, Nick Craig, shows you how to develop a strategy and what tactics to adopt on every leg and at every mark of the course.

Nick discusses the inputs into strategy, starting and the race plan. He then tackles mark tactics, covering every different type of mark, and fleet tactics on every leg of the course. He finally focusses on boat-to-boat tactics, again on every leg of the course. In each situation he covers attacking and defensive tactics, either to get ahead or make sure you stay ahead. Non-spinnaker, symmetrical spinnaker and asymmetric dinghies are all covered because Nick has won world or national championships in each of these types of boats.

key selling points

  •   Covers strategy and tactics for every part of a race.

  •   In a highly original and unique style.

  •   By probably the best amateur sailor of his generation.

    Nick Craig is the ‘Champion of Champions’, having won the Endeavour Trophy six times. He has also won 35

    National, 5 European and 12 World championships to date, in a variety of classes. Nick was awarded the YJA Yachtsman of the Year in 2011 and the Yachts & Yachting Amateur Sailor of the Year in 2013.