Singlehanded Sailing: Thoughts, Tips, Techniques & Tactics

by Evans, Andrew

(1 customer review)

CAD $30.95

Written by a sailor who learned about singlehanding through experience–and including tips from other singlehanders–this useful book features solutions to the unique challenges of sailing solo. Evans discusses, for example, setting and gybing a spinnaker, finding time to sleep, and dealing with heavy weather and psychological challenges, and provides a host of resourceful tips that are inexpensive to adopt.

ISBN 10: 0071836535
ISBN 13: 9780071836531
Pages: 256
Published: 2014
Format: softcover
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1 review for Singlehanded Sailing: Thoughts, Tips, Techniques & Tactics

  1. Ontario Sailor Magazine

    A British Columbia-based lawyer and businessman, Andrew Evans sails his Olson 30 out of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club and often finds himself solo cruising and racing in many contests, including the Singlehanded Transpac across the Pacific Ocean. He has gathered together hundreds of “tips, techniques and tactics” to help others who by choice or chance find themselves shorthanded while onboard. He details ways to set up the boat for fewer hands, how to leave the dock (and how not to do it), handle sails, steering (log live the bungee!) and improve boat speed, power generation and many other topics. Evans admits to hitting rocks, shredding spinnakers and cracking hulls, but says he’s never had a bad day on the water. His heroes are Brit Ellen MacArthur, who set a record for fastest solo circumnavigation in 2005, and solo racer and fellow Brit Robin Knox-Johnston. The book offers lots of black/white photos and graphics to assist the reader.

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