I am looking for any help with getting
seriously into racing a boat. We (my
girlfriend and I) just bought a ''87 J40,
which we should take delivery of at the end
of the month.
I''ve read ''sail & rig tuning'' by Ivar Dedekam,
which really is great. It has the best
illustrations I''ve seen by far.
For racing itself I am
reading ''around the buoys'' by Huck, which is
too detailed and in-depth for where I am in
What I feel I really need is some plan of how
to get started, what to concentrate on first,
etc., since there is so much, that I am not sure
where to start, and what to not pay attention
to for the next 6 months.
One other thought I had was to try to find
someone to sail with me, build a crew, etc. .
However, I am not sure how to go about that,
and whom to select/trust.
I am not sure if that helps. Any suggestions?
Thanks for your help...Chris