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Positioning: The Logic of Sailboat Racing Hardcover – January 17, 1992

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From the Back Cover

Every racing sailor is involved in strategic decision making. The author will take you through the elements that determine racing factors: wind direction, velocity, temperature, stability, current strength, and direction. This is a masterful guide to winning.

About the Author

Stuart H. Walker is professor of pediatrics emeritus at the University of Maryland Medical School and an international dinghy champion. He was a member of the 1968 U.S. Olympic team and the 1979 U.S. Pan-American Team.
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Product Details

  • Series: Logic of Sailboat Racing
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (January 17, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393033392
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393033397
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Dr Walker's book, Positioning, has provided me with an integrated and logical framework with which to formulate my own racing strategy. The categorisation of beats and runs into category I, II or III conditions and a thorough discusion of the principles pertinent to each, greatly simplify the process of data collection and effective strategic decision making during a race. The book is made very readable by Dr Walker's use of interesting examples from races in soling yachts conducted at a high level (names such as Torben Grael, Buddy Melges and Hans Fogh feature regularly). The book integrates much of the content of Dr Walker's earlier books such as Advanced Racing Tactics into a far more digestible format which is suitable for beginners, but also is beneficial for experienced sailors wishing to achieve true mastery of sail boat strategy and wind shifts.
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This is the book by Stuart Walker which cleared a lot of things up for me -- I go back to it constantly, especially when there are areas of my racing that I want cleared up a bit. As he likes to do, the author has plenty of real-race situations from which he draws his experience. This one is out of print, but keep checking out-of-print sources; it is well worth the search!
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I did get this after reading "Tactics of Small Boat Racing" (TSBR) by the same author over the last couple of winters. And I did get some further nuggets of information regarding race positioning which is not covered in that book as explicitly.

The book itself is somewhat more repetitive in its phrases - that does help to drive it home but also gives a sense of "didn't I read that before"). Also I did prefer the TSBR format of small essays.

Also the diagrams are not as clear as the diagrams in TSBR.

If I could only get one book, I would get TSBR, but I did learn quite a few things (since they were put differently) so it was not wasted, but given the repetition and diagrams 4 stars.
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During the race, you see WHAT others are doing. This book provided me with lots of explanations about WHY the best racers are doing what they are doing - a kind of explanations you so rarely can get from other racers, coaches, etc. Invaluable for self-training.
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This is the best of the Dr. Walker books. It's a concise treatice on all the tactical elements needed for around the buoys racing.
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If you've been bittin by the racing bug and are looking to advance your skills, this book is a must-have for your library.
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Pros:
Brilliant and deep information about sailing. Buy it and struggle through the complex sentences. I suggest putting commas to separate ideas. The editors won't let authors do this, instead preferring minimal notation, but it sure helps the reader to separate ideas in long sentences.

Cons:
Great information that will loose anyone new to the sport since key explanations and diagrams are left out that would have made it make sense. Yet, for the experienced sailor probably a goldmine & Godsend of information. More sailing terms should have been put in to add clarity as to how he is using them.
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