This book is a pool of thoughts of the World's Greatest sailors. It covers catamaran and trimaran tuning, boat handling, sail handling (including spinnakers/reachers/hooters), tactics, and much more. Written by the Hall-of-Famer and guru of multihulls, Rick White who tells it all, and then goes the extra mile to include chapters by such greats as Randy Smyth, Carlton Tucker, Hobie Alter, JR, Larry Harteck, Bob Curry, Dave Calvert, Roy Seaman, and Wayne Schafer. Eric Sharp, National Journalist wrote, "It doesn't matter what kind of multihull you sail, or what size -- this book will make you better at it..."
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Rick White, the creator of Rick White's Sailing Seminars, is one of the pioneers of catamaran racing in the U.S. He purchased his first sailboat, a Shark catamaran, in the early 1960's when fleets were first developing on the East Coast and the Great Lakes. He was looking for a sport that would be exhilarating and competitive, but less damaging to his body than motocross and football had been. He's been hooked on multihulls ever since. Since 1965, Rick has won over 180 championships, including Nationals, North Americans, Mideasterns, Midwesterns, Southeasterns, Cup of Miami, the Schenley Cup and numerous State championships in such boats as Sharks, Tornados, Hobies, MacGregor 36s, F-28s, F-27s, F25Cs and F-24's. Sailboat Week Magazine liked his contributive writing and hired him as Multihull Editor. That magazine sold and so he then became a correspondent for Yachting, Sailing World, and Soundings. Rick is presently a columnist/contributor for Multihulls Magazine, and columnist/executive editor for Catamaran Sailor Magazine. White has since written four books on multihull racing, the most recent, Catamaran Racing: For the 90's, was released in the spring of 1992. Early in 1995, he released a new book Sailing Drills: How to sail Better, Faster, Smarter, Safer, a compilation of drills to improve sailboat handling abilities for all types of sailing -- for multihulls, monohulls and boardsailors. The rights to the same book were given to Fernhurst Books who published it under a different title, "Race Training." He has just completed the textbook that is the Official American Sailing Association Guide to Cruising and Bareboat Chartering, "Multihull Cruising Fundamentals." Now living in the Florida Keys and in Put-in-Bay, Ohio, White still races competitively, but is spending most of his time putting on seminars to help others get faster and promote the sport of one-design sailing. White is a USCG 500-ton Master Captain, with a sail endorsement, and for six years ran charters to the Bahamas in 67' Ketches that slept 24 people, and chartered his own 42' Solaris Cat as well.Review:
by Gary Hoyt, Sailing World Columnist: "Rick White has written a very definitive book on multihulls -- informative to the beginner and interesting to the expert. Everything is laid out very logically to take you to faster sailing, including comments from various class experts. This is easy-to-read information that will put more fun and more speed into your sailing." By John Burnham, Editor of Sailing World: "From A to Z, Rick White covers cat racing's tactics, techniques and tuning -- then sails the extra mile by providing expert advice from champions like Carlton Tucker and Randy Smyth on how to sail specific designs..." By Randy Smyth, Olympic Medalist and World, National and NA Champ: "Rick White and Mary Wells, the gurus of catamaran clinics, tell all in 'Catamaran Racing: for the 90s.' Forget theories, they are sharing proven, race-winning strategies and techniques." By Eric Sharp, National Outdoor Journalist: 'It doesn't matter what kind of multihull you sail, or what size -- this book will make you better at it..." -- Book Review
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