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Old 09-03-2015, 08:17   #16
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Re: Sail trim

For more than you'd ever want to know about sail trim, written clearly and illustrated well I think the best book is the North U. TRIM book.

I've used it to teach a few classes, and in the process have looked at virtually every book mentioned so far. TRIM is in my opinion the clearest while also being the most comprehensive.

While the TRIM book is oriented to racers, the same principles apply for cruisers. The only thing it lacks is content related to cruising-specific rigging solutions.

It's $25 when ordered directly from North but for some reason is $182 on Amazon. Weird.

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Old 09-03-2015, 08:23   #17
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Re: Sail trim

Originally Posted by RDW View Post
I need to read and study a real good book on sail trim. I have had a boat since 2008 but I am not as sharp as I should be. I also do not know enough to know when someone is full of it. I may do the World ARC so I need to sharpen up on down wind sailing and rigging for down wind.
Take a look at these:
SAIL TRIM Theory and Practice by Peter Hahne ISBN: 1-57409-198-0
The Physics of Sailing Explained by Byron D Anderson ISBN: 1-57409-170-0
The Best of Sail Trim Ed. by Charles Mason ISBN0-914814-02-6
Hope this helps.

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Old 29-03-2015, 16:45   #18
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Re: Sail trim

Believe it or not YouTube had video on this, I believe sailnet has videos, lots of video and book on eBay

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