Books

Active filters

Brand: Optiparts

€36.32

The first book with over 75 specific exercises organized by category and difficulty to serve as a guideline and inspiration for coaches and trainers at clubs. The book Written by Pim Stumpel & Ben Koppelaar both award winning Dutch dinghy coaches. Pim & Ben have written down all the exercises they use to train and coach sailors. With the support of Huub Lambriex (1984 Olympic Tornado sailor and mental coach) they have created tools to help coaches, program-managers and sailors set goals and structurally train to become better sailors.

Language: English

Brand: Optiparts

€28.88

Optimist racing coach Attila Hodacs reveals 20 years of his coaching experience in this 85 page book. Topics included: The phases of development, how to lead optimist sailors to international level racing, setting up training sessions with different exercises, how to improve boathandling skills, strategy and how to minimize mistakes.

A must have for every trainer, coach or interested parent.

Brand: Optiparts

€15.29

The 130-page history, illustrated by almost as many photos mostly in colour, tells the story of how an ‘Orange Crate’ from Florida became the junior boat in over 120 countries.

It includes an 18-page supplement by Clifford McKay Jr., the first boy to sail the Optimist, with some fabulous photos of the early days. The story is taken up by Robert Wilkes who worked with the Optimist Class for over 35 years and had access to it’s archives. Young people tend to ask why things are the way they are. This history gives the answer for their beloved little boat..

Written by Robert Wilkes and Clifford McKay Jr.

Brand: Fernhurst Books

€19.00

Optimist Racing is written for those sailors, parents and coaches who are looking for success in this competitive class. In it you will learn what it takes to win, including how to achieve blistering boatspeed through technique and tuning, perfect boat handling and tactics as well as covering the mental and physical requirements for success. There is also a section for parents and coaches describing how they can best support their young sailors.

Brand: Fernhurst Books

€9.42

Out of all the explanations for why a sailor has lost out on a race, an unforeseen change in the wind and the weather is by far one of the most frequent. Whether a bad windshift; the non-occurrence of a sea breeze; or being becalmed, the weather has a huge impact on racing. However, it is not hard to turn these problems around. This handy guide has all you need to work out the best way to use the wind to your advantage and boost you up the fleet.

Brand: Fernhurst Books

€19.00

Rules in Practice has been the best-selling guide to the racing rules for the last 40 years. Now, in its 10th edition, it has been updated for (and contains in full) the 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing and features a brand new chapter on the luffing rules and how they are being applied. The latest rule changes are also described, along with their impact on you as a sailor.

Brand: Fernhurst Books

€9.42

A compact, handy summary of the key things you need to know to start racing or refresh your knowledge: the perfect quick reference guide to keep in your kit bag.

The book covers all the racing essentials: courses, rules, the start, beat, reach, downwind, mark rounding, finish, protests and flags in a highly illustrated format making it easy to understand at a glance – ideal for those moments when you need an answer, and you need it fast!

Splash-proof and spiral bound, this little companion stands up to frequent use and serves as a great aide-memoire that will fit into your pocket or kit bag.

Brand: Fernhurst Books

€19.00

Sir Ben Ainslie won his first two Olympic medals (silver, then gold) in the Laser Class. After winning the gold medal he wrote down the secrets that won him that medal in this book. This new edition is published to mark the 20th anniversary of that first of his four Olympic gold medals. It features a brand-new introduction by Ben reflecting on his victory 20 years ago.

It is the only how-to book that the world’s most successful Olympic sailor has written and so, while he and the Laser class have moved on, this is the only place where you can gain access to Ben’s skills and thought process. It is an invaluable guide on how to perform at the top of the Laser class or, indeed, any single-handed sailing dinghy.