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Jib Trimming: An Illustrated Guide Paperback – Sep 12 2005

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: *Wiley Nautical; 1 edition (Sept. 12 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904475221
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904475224
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 0.5 x 23.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #416,083 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...jib trimming will be de-mystified for the beginner, and the more experienced sailor..."  (Sailing, November 2007)

From the Back Cover

"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.
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A must have for the serious sailor who wants to take it to the next level.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9bc99654) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9bcb66a8) 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
HASH(0x9bcb6ab0) out of 5 stars good book. Nov. 23 2010
By Uri Ben Menachem - Published on Amazon.com
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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
HASH(0x9bcb68b8) out of 5 stars For Beginners March 27 2010
By Michael Keller - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
HASH(0x9bcb6aec) out of 5 stars Five Stars Aug. 30 2015
By KJackson - Published on Amazon.com
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Fantastic read. Short and well summarized for future reference if you need to go back.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9bcb6edc) out of 5 stars Jib Trimming: An Illustrated Guide July 26 2008
By Bob - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book!! I read it and tried the techniques. What a difference!Jib Trimming: An Illustrated Guide


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