Learn how sailboats work, how race courses are laid out, how to sail faster and win from our motion-realistic animations! Featuring a combination of live-action footage and computer animation, this comprehensive production demonstrates winning tactics for small sailboat racing. The Racing Sailor illustrates how sailboats work, looks at racecourse layouts, and offers sailing techniques and strategies (both upwind and downwind) designed to help sailors increase speed, turn more quickly, and finish strongly. You'll discover everything you need to take your boat from the dock to the winner's podium, including strategy, tactics, and boat handling. Learn all the tips & techniques to increase boat speed, point higher and turn more quickly. Also features a nautical dictionary and a tutorial on sailing knots. Teaches: Race starts - Upwind strategy and tactics - Reach tactics - Downwind strategy - - Finishing techniques - Wind shift management - Offensive techniques - Mark rounding.