For most sailors, boat tuning may seem a mystery understood only by sailmakers and the like. In this book, sailor, chandler and championship winner, Ian Pinnell, unravels this daunting subject and will help improve your boatspeed as a result. Since most races are won or lost by a difference of less than 2% of racing time, you will soon be moving up the fleet. With hundreds of photos and diagrams to illustrate every point, the book clearly explains what each control does and how to set it up optimally for different conditions. Additional troubleshooting and skills sections take things even further, making this the bible of dinghy tuning.
"Ian has a sailmaker's perspective, so his advice on rig set-up is unsurprisingly excellent. But it's also got some useful boat maintenance and repair info including how to do some of the basic splices." Andy Rice, Yachts & Yachting
“This is an excellent book. Some authors might have great sailing knowledge, but cannot put it across. Not Pinnell, he can communicate too… He deploys all his knowledge in an organised manner, putting all his points across clearly and succinctly.” Yachting Life
“With hundreds of photos and diagrams to illustrate every point, the book clearly explains what each control does and how to set it up optimally for different conditions.” Sailing Magazine