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Optimist Racing By Steve Irish

Optimist Racing by Steve Irish

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Summary

Learn how to sail the world's most popular junior sailing boat fast. Originally written by Ben Ainslie's Optimist coach, this new edition has been completely updated by top coach Steve Irish. It shows how to achieve blistering boatspeed through technique and tuning, perfect boat handling and tactics as well as covering the mental and physical side.

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Optimist Racing: A Manual for Sailors, Parents & Coaches by Steve Irish

The Optimist is the most popular junior sailing class worldwide, with thousands of young people actively racing them and hundreds attending the major events in the class. It has been the nursery for most of the top racing sailors in the world including all the Team GBR gold medallists at the last 2 Olympics (Sir Ben Ainslie, Hannah Mills, Saskia Clark and Giles Scott) - the same will be true for most other countries. 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. Originally written by Ben Ainslie's Optimist coach, Phil Slater, this new edition has been completely updated by top international racing coach, Steve Irish, who can be found coaching Optimist and other sailors worldwide. This book is the up-to-date handbook for sailing an Optimist fast.

About Steve Irish

Steve Irish is a world-class professional sailing coach. He has worked for the British Sailing Team, Turkish Sailing Federation and Thailand's 49er team amongst others. He is a previous 420 World Champion and multiple National Champion in the RS800 class. Since devoting himself to racing coaching full-time in 2003 he has coached teams to world championship success. He coaches Optimist sailors regularly both in the UK and around the world. Phil Slater was an RYA Optimist Racing Coach and has been the UK Optimist Team Coach at numerous championships. He was Ben Ainslie's first sailing coach, training him to win the UK National Optimist Championships and compete in 4 Optimist World Championships. As a sailor himself he was Firefly National Champion.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Introduction; PART ONE: SPEED: Speed Basics, Sail & Rig, Upwind Speed, Downwind Speed; PART TWO: BOAT HANDLING & TACTICS: Basic Boat Handling, Tactics; PART THREE: EQUIPMENT & TUNING: Mast Rake, Fast Gear; PART FOUR: WIND SKILLS: Seeing The Wind; PART FIVE: MIND & BODY: Mental Fitness, The Perfect Body, Physical Fitness; PART SIX: PARENTS & COACHES: For Parents, The Perfect Coach.

Additional information

NGR9781912177189
9781912177189
1912177188
Optimist Racing: A Manual for Sailors, Parents & Coaches by Steve Irish
New
Paperback
Fernhurst Books Limited
20190903
120
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