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Felix Marks
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Book Description

Sept. 12 2005
Jib trimming is often referred to as a black art. As you recoil in horror at the prospect of trying to achieve the unachievable, rest assured that with the information contained within this book, you will soon be trimming with confidence and ability. The guide is full of annotated photographs and diagrams that show you exactly what you're trying to achieve. We have also explained the main 'secrets' that help others stand out from the crowd. Once this guide is in your head, you will be trimming like a pro. You're part of a team! The jib trimmer is part of a team. Whether you're sailing on a two man dinghy or part of a team of thirty on an ocean racing yacht, there are many other responsibilities on the boat. While you are preoccupied with the jib, the helmsman is concentrating on steering the boat, the main sail trimmer is focused on the main sail, and the tactician is deciding where to go and warning the team of changing conditions. Others on the boat will be hoisting and dropping sails, handling spinnaker poles, moving their weight around and doing whatever they can to help. A key to doing well as a jib trimmer is to understand how you relate to the other core members of the team. This book highlights when and how you can expect others to act.

In a new and ground–breaking format this guide:

* Demystifies the art of jib trimming
* Avoids use of confusing nautical terminology
* Illustrates concepts with diagrams and photographs
* Includes everything you need to know

Photographs and diagrams are used to explain and illustrate every basic jib trim concept including:

* Lift and drag
* Sail shape: depth, groove, foot shape, twist
* Telltale reading
* Sailing using gears
* Tacking
* Footing
* Wind changes including shifts
* Sea state
* Offwind trim
* Setting up the jib and genoa track, spreader markings and jib halyard


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"...jib trimming will be de-mystified for the beginner, and the more experienced sailor..."  (Sailing, November 2007)

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"Jib trimming is often referred to as a black art..."

In a new and ground-breaking format this guide:

  • Demystifies the art of jib trimming
  • Avoids use of confusing nautical terminology
  • Illustrates concepts with diagrams and photographs
  • Includes everything you need to know

Photographs and diagrams are used to explain and illustrate every basic jib trim concept including:

  • Lift and drag
  • Sail shape: depth, groove, foot shape, twist
  • Telltale reading
  • Sailing using gears
  • Tacking
  • Footing
  • Wind changes including shifts
  • Sea state
  • Offwind trim
  • Setting up the jib and genoa track, spreader markings and jib halyard

Contains a print-and-laminate trim chart.

"This book is an asset to the world of sailing and will be of great help to new and experienced jib trimmers."  - Ian MacDiarmid, MacDiarmid sails


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Easy to read
Easy to understand
Lots of helpful illustrations (pictures)
Lots of helpful & insightful explanations.
Great for beginners & those aiming higher
Includes - Great review of essential basics
My grandson & his instructors are happy & excited with this purchase & so am I.
My grandson has entered level - CanSail 4.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Demystifies a potentially confusing topic with clear illustration April 19 2006
By D. Donovan, Editor/Sr. Reviewer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Small boat owners have plenty of nautical 'how-to' titles to choose from, but three new arrivals are outstanding picks. Felix marks' JIB TRIMMING: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE demystifies the art of jib trimming and focuses instead on a visual approach which uses diagrams and black and white photos throughout to explore the mechanics of jib trimming. From cleats and winches to concepts of tacking and footing, JIB TRIMMING clearly illustrates a potentially confusing topic.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good book. Nov. 23 2010
By Uri Ben Menachem - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
this is an easy to read book with pertinent information and drawing that
should be usefull up to professional levels. the book is very
nicely divided into stages and situations and helped me a lot.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars For Beginners March 27 2010
By Michael Keller - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was hoping for more technical coverage of why and how to trim the jib. This book is more for a beginner sailor. I did not learn anything new and I am not an expert sailor.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jib Trimming: An Illustrated Guide July 26 2008
By Robert J. Abend - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great book!! I read it and tried the techniques. What a difference!Jib Trimming: An Illustrated Guide
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