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Optimist Handbook By Alan Willams

Product code: AA3359
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RYA Optimist Handbook by Alan Williams

A valuable addition to the RYA racing series and a brilliant Book to get youngsters interested and involved in sailing and racing.

The Optimist is one of the best-known and biggest children's classes in the world. Over 150,000 are registered (although a lot more are made) and are sailed in more than 110 countries.

The 'Oppy' has long been the starter boat for young sailors who have developed a lifelong love of sailing, some have gone on to achieve Olympic gold medals and global sailing success.

The first part of this wonderful new Book will help young sailors to understand the basics of sailing an Optimist, and develop their skills and confidence with the help of top tips and handy hints from well known sailors and coaches . The second part leads on to more advanced techniques and racing.

Each section of the Book is expanded upon with excellent footage of Optimists in action, with clear and concise commentary to help put the theory into practice.

Chapters include:

Choosing and setting up the boat and rig

Basic and advanced sailing

Mark rounding

Wind and weather

Tactics and strategy

Goal setting

Racing rules


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