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Advanced Racing Tactics
Advanced Racing Tactics
by Stuart H. Walker
Paperback Reissue edition (October 1992)
W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 0393303330
Against All Odds: Around Alone in the BOC Challenge
Alan Nebauer
Hardcover: 166 pages
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing; ISBN: 0074703315; (March 15, )
Around the Buoys: A Manual of Sailboat Racing Tactics and Strategies
Michael, Jr. Huck, et al
Paperback: 240 pages
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing; ISBN: 0070308179; 4 edition (April 1, )
Around the World Rally
Jimmy Cornell
A detailed analysis of how 36 different cruising boats, their equipment and crew performed during 16 months and 24,000 miles of tough ocean sailing.
Paperback: 212 pages
Sheridan House; ISBN: 0924486473; (March 1993)
Atlantic: The Last Great Race of Princes
by Scott Cookman
From the Publisher
"Outstanding. Cookman is equally adept at depicting the gut-wrenching tension of ocean racing, the politics, intrigues and skullduggery of billionaires, society snobs and sailors who make Captain Ahab seem the model of restraint, and a gilded, vanished era under the gathering storm clouds of war." - Neil Hanson, Author of Custom of the Sea "Atlantic is a stirring story that illuminates a magical period in our maritime history. Scott Cookman weaves the compelling plot in a manner that will...
Hardcover: 304 pages
John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0471410764; 21 edition (March 29, )
Championship Tactics: How Anyone Can Sail Faster, Smarter and Win Races
Gary Jobson, et al
Hardcover: 355 pages
St. Martin's Press; ISBN: 0312042787; (August 1990)
Fastnet, Force 10
John Rousmaniere
In August 1979, 303 yachts began the 600-mile Fastnet Race from the Isle of Wight off the southwest coast of England to Fastnet Rock off the Irish coast and back. It began in fine weather, then suddenly became a terrifying ordeal. A Force 10, sixty-knot storm swept across the North Atlantic with a speed that confounded forecasters, slamming into the fleet with epic fury. For twenty hours, 2,500 men and women were smashed by forty-foot breaking waves, while rescue helicopters and lifeboats struggled to save them. By the time the race was over, fifteen people had died, twenty-four crews had abandoned ship, five yachts had sunk, 136 sailors had been rescued, and only 85 boats had finished the race. John Rousmaniere was there, and he tells the tragic story of the greatest disaster in the history of yachting as only one who has sailed through the teeth of a killer storm can.
Paperback / Book Published 1993
ISBN: 0393308650

High Performance Sailing
by Frank Bethwaite
Book Description:
Based on 25 years of research and Olympic coaching, High Performance Sailing reinvents the strategies of sailboat racing. It presents revolutionary explanations of wind prediction and boat design, a fundamental rethinking of how to sail a boat fast--literally faster than the wind. Bethwaite's theories boosted the average speed of the highest-performance sailboats from two-thirds the windspeed to windspeed or faster. Bethwaite is Australia's most successful Olympic coach, and his family includes three Olympic sailing champions and three world champions. This book will have a revolutionary impact on racing sailboats and the way they are sailed. 
Paperback (March )
Intl Marine Pub; ISBN: 0070057990
A Hard Chance: The Sydney-Hobart Race Disaster
by Kim Leighton
Listed under Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Icebergs, Port and Starboard: The Whitebread Round the World Race
by John R. Jourdane 
(Paperback - April 1992)

The Lonely Sea and the Sky
by Francis Chichester
Listed under Francis Chichester

The Long Way
Bernard Moitessier, William Rodarmor (Translator)
The Long Way is Bernard Moitessier's own incredible story of his participation in the first Golden Globe Race, a solo, non-stop circumnavigation rounding the three great Capes of Good Hope, Leeuwin and the Horn.
Paperback / Book Published 1995

The Proving Ground : The Inside Story of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race
by G. Bruce Knecht
Listed under Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Quarrie on Racing (Tips from the Top)
Stuart Quarrie 
Paperback / Book Published 1994

Race Winning Strategies: Smart Lessons With Deep Dakron
Tom Linskey 
Paperback / Book Published 1995

Racing a Ghost Ship: The Incredible Journey of Great American II
Rich Wilson 
From Horn Book
Rounding Cape Horn under sail is one of the world's great adventures and physical challenges. The author chronicles his attempts, both unsuccessful and ultimately successful, to better the record of seventy-six days, set by a clipper ship a century and a half ago, to sail from San Francisco around the Horn to Boston.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover / Book Published 1996

Sail, Race and Win: Developing a Winning Attitude
Eric Twiname, Cathy Foster
Paperback / Book Published 1993

Sailing Smart: Winning Techniques, Tactics, and Strategies
Buddy Melges, et al
Paperback / Book Published 1990

The Sea Never Changes: My Singlehanded Trimaran Race Around the World
Olivier De Kersauson 
Paperback / Book Published 1992

Song of the Sirens
by Ernest Kellogg Gann

Steve Colgate on Sailing
Steve Colgate, Marcia Wiley (Editor)
Hardcover / Book Published 1991

The Tactics of Small Boat Racing
Stuart H. Walker, Carol H. Little (Illustrator)
Paperback / Book Published 1991

A Voyage for Madmen
by Peter Nichols
In 1968 nine yachtsmen, including Donald Crowhurst, attempted a solo, nonstop circumnavigation of the world. Db.
Hardcover: 320 pages
HarperCollins; ISBN: 0060197641; (May 22, )

Winning Races: All You Need to Know to Improve Your Yacht's Performance
John Heyes 
Paperback / Book Published 1995

Chessie Racing: The Story of Maryland's Entry in the 1997-1998 Whitbread Round the World Race
by George J. Collins, Kathy Alexander, Gary Jobson
Hardcover: 240 pages
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; ISBN: 0801864135;

Learning to Race
by H. A. Calahan 

Godforsaken Sea: Racing the World's Most Dangerous Waters
by Derek Lundy 

Force 12
by James Stewart Thayer

Race Winning Strategies: Smart Lessons With Deep Dakron
by Tom Linskey, Tadami Takahashi (Illustrator)

Siren's Lullaby
by William P. Kennedy 

Race to Freedom : A Tale of an Impossible Around the World Journey
by Vladislav Murnikov 
by Quokka Sports

Sail of the Century: America's Cup '87
Stuart Alexander, Adrian Morgan 
Listed under America's Cup

The Offshore Race Crew's Manual
Stuart Quarrie 
Hardcover / Book Published 1995
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The Third Time Around: The BOC Challenge, 1990-91
Tony Fairchild 
Hardcover / Book Published 1992
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Sail Performance : Designs and Techniques to Maximize Sail Power
by Czeslaw A. Marchaj
Hardcover - 416 pages
McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 0070402507
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Spinnaker Handling
Bent Aarre, et al
Paperback / Book Published 1993
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