Every recreational sailor has a few holes in his understanding of sail trim and maximizing boat speed. This is the book to fill the holes, even if you never get near a starting line. Performance Trim gives complete coverage to upwind and downwind sail trim and boat handling. Topics include helming, mainsail and genoa trim, and the trim and handling of both conventional and asymmetric spinnakers. Learn how angle of attack, depth and twist affect performance. See how changes in pole position change spinnaker shape. Special sections on Trim Solutions solve the most baffling performance problems, while the boat handling skills and drills show you how to turn your crew into a team. Packed with illustrations and written to be read, this book will make you a better sailor. Paperbound, 11" x 81⁄2", 210 pgs.
North U Performance Trim CD-ROM Bicycles, bobsleds, sailboats - no matter what you race, you've got to be fast to win. If it's sailboats you race, then you need the North U TRIM Disc.
The North U TRIM Disc puts performance in motion, and shows how changes in trim change the sailing performance of your boat. Use the inter-active ""Sail Shaper"" to see how different sail controls change sail shapes. Understand how to adjust angle of attack, depth and twist to match different sailing conditions. Detailed trim guidelines are provided for mainsail, jib, genoa, spinnaker, and asymmetric spinnaker trim.
In addition to sail trim, the Disc covers boathandling topics, and shows the most up to date techniques for spinnaker sets, jibes and douses, for both conventional and asymmetric spinnakers. Through video, animated graphics and 100s of photographs, the TRIM Disc covers the full range of trim and boat handling topics.
The Disc also includes a voice over by the author, Bill Gladstone, turning the Disc into a complete home study TRIM seminar. Windows and Mac compatible.