A well-rounded guide covering the techniques and skills needed to succeed in catamaran sailing, for those starting out through to those striving for championship wins.
Expert advice from Tom & Brian Phipps to take your catamaran sailing to the next level. Beginning with key theory and seamanship skills, the Phipps’ take you through your early sailing experiences and caring for your catamaran. Developing your skills on all points of sailing, you will be introduced to trapezing, race tuning and racing itself. As your confidence grows you move onto advanced techniques and high performance catamarans. The final section gives you a glimpse of the cutting edge of catamaran sailing with foiling platforms and solid wings. 30 focussed chapters are packed with over 350 photographs showing you exactly how it’s done, with diagrams illustrating key boat parts, the various points of sailing and complex on-the-water scenarios with clarity.
key selling points
First new sports catamaran book in 10 years
Authors’ combined knowledge covers the highest levels of racing and coaching
Abundance of photo sequences and diagrams give complex concepts clarity
Tom Phipps is a professional UK catamaran sailor. Having succeeded in a number of National, European and World
championships, he is currently campaigning a Nacra 17 for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Brian Phipps has been involved in the world of sports catamarans for over 30 years. An RYA National Youth catamaran coach for five years, he now coaches national sailing teams and class associations worldwide.