SailNet Community - View Single Post - New Racer
Thread: New Racer
View Single Post
  #4  
Old 03-11-2007
sailingdog's Avatar
sailingdog sailingdog is offline
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
While there are tons of books and videos on raicing... it is often best to start with the basics... David Seidman's book, The Complete Sailor covers the terminology, equipment and basic techniques fairly well. Start with that and then move up to a racing specific one. The reason I am suggesting this, is that the racing specific ones often assume a basic understanding of terms like jib sheet, telltale, etc. that you as a sailing newbie probably don't yet have.

Good luck and remember to have fun.

Damn...need to refresh my browser more often... And don't mind Giu...he's usually the captain on his boat, at least 'til Fred gets on-board, so his viewpoint is a bit skewed, and he's usually foaming at the mouth...
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.

Last edited by sailingdog; 03-11-2007 at 07:05 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook