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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: *Wiley Nautical; 3 edition (September 13, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904475124
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904475125
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 6.5 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #379,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

This book is gold dust for sailors.

Will there be a sea breeze today?

Will one side of the course have better wind?

Will the wind shift during the race?

For nearly 20 years Wind Strategy has given sailors the answer to these questions and many more. It gives a set of basic principles so that you can predict the wind's behaviour virtually anywhere in the world. It shows how the wind will shift and bend over the relatively small area of the racecourse, and how it is modified by:

  • The sea breeze
  • The land breeze
  • Gusts
  • Clouds
  • Cliffs
  • Other boats
  • Islands
  • The shore
  • Currents
  • Water temperature. 

The book also gives specific wind advice for over 20 popular venues, from the Solent to Sydney.

In short, Wind Strategy gives you the "local knowledge" you need to become a winner.

Recommended for all racing sailors.

 

About the Author

David Houghton has been weather adviser to Britain’s Olympic, Admiral’s Cup, America’s Cup and Whitbread teams for over 30 years. His experience of meteorology, sailing and regatta venues is encyclopaedic.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian R. Bergantz on July 13, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book has brought out details of racing factors which definitely affect a races outcome. It is readable and immediately usable. It definitely promotes further insightfulness to sailing venues and awareness of conditions affecting the wind, which in no small part determines the outcome of any race. I recommend this book to any sailor who wishes to take the next step into a more technical relm of sailing.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Thomas L. Burgin on June 8, 2007
Format: Paperback
I am always looking for a book that can help me sail in Kansas. Kansas is the place where the forcast is 10 to 15, but the wind can be 3 or 25 knots. The wind on our last race was 305 to 342 with shifts about 2.5 minutes.

For a small lake sailer this book does have some information, but not what is needed.
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