MYS Suggested Reading for the Sailor

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The Racing Sailor – Winning Tactics For Small Sailboat Racing
“Highly Recommended.” – Video Librarian.
Learn how sailboats work, how race courses are laid out, how to sail faster and win from our motion-realistic animations!

Featuring a combination of live-action footage and computer animation, this comprehensive production demonstrates winning tactics for small sailboat racing. The Racing Sailor illustrates how sailboats work, looks at racecourse layouts, and offers sailing techniques and strategies (both upwind and downwind) designed to help sailors increase speed, turn more quickly, and finish strongly. You’ll discover everything you need to take your boat from the dock to the winner’s podium, including strategy, tactics, and boat handling. Learn all the tips & techniques to increase boat speed, point higher and turn more quickly. Also features a nautical dictionary and a tutorial on sailing knots.

Learn To Sail Better & Get That Extra Knot DVD
With Peter Isler

This program teaches the basics of sailing and a thorough lesson on the theory & application of wind, coming about & jibing, sail draft, getting the extra knot, using the Traveller and much more. 50 min.

The Art of Racing Sailing
Learn How To Go Faster and Win!

Win More Races! The Art of Racing Sailing is a comprehensive look at setting up the modern racing boat for top performance. Learn how to sail between two points and around the buoys in the shortest time, maximize your boat to attain the greatest speed in any given condition and get a better understanding of the race from before the boat is even launched. Also teaches prelaunch preparation, rig tuning, weight and balance, crew positions, sails and trim, sail handling including tacks, gybes, spinnaker sets and douses, maneuvers and electronics.

Phil Nicols began sailing in 1976. He worked for Hood sails as a sail maker, raced a great variety of boats from Lasers to big boats with the majority of his experience coming from boats in the 40-foot range. He has trained crews and been a part of many successful racing campaigns including part of team that set several distance race records that have not yet been topped. Phil is the author of “The Racer’s Edge” column in a Southern Ontario Sailing publication. The Art of Racing Sailing is a synopsis of his years of experience condensed into an easy to follow format that will help your boat and crew’s performance in many areas for years to come. This production is a must have for the serious racer to sailor that just wants to improve his boat’s performance. Gather your crew and watch it together. 58 min.

Racing To Win With Gary Jobson
Gary Jobson is a world class sailor and has been ESPN’S commentator for several America’s Cup races. Live action and new three dimensional computer animated tactical illustrations show you how Jobson performs and thinks. In this video he shows you how his tactics win. Learn start, windward and downwind tactics with 3D animation. 60 min.

Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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