Radio-Controlled Sailboat Racing

by Donald W. Hain



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/28/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781480873094
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781480873100
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781480873087

About the Book

Tell someone you like to race radio-controlled model sailboats, and you might get a raised eyebrow or the usual question, is it propelled with a motor?

But those folks have no clue what fun they are missing: This underappreciated sport can be enjoyed by the young and the old, the day sailor or the racer, the experienced sailor or the beginner.

Donald W. Hain, who has skippered various types of sailboats, has been participating in the sport for years, and while this book focuses primarily on racing, it also contains useful information for the day sailor as well.

Model sailing includes many subcategories of hobbies, so individuals can enjoy the parts of the sport that interest them the most. Whether you like building models at a workbench or kitchen table, designing sails, or the thrill of the actual race, the sport can be tremendously satisfying.

This book guides you through every aspect of starting and excelling in radio-controlled sailboat racing, and whether you're a beginner or an experienced racer, you'll gain practical knowledge to boost your enjoyment of the sport.

About the Author

Donald W. Hain has skippered sailboats from eight feet up to a converted twelve meter. In college, he taught junior sailing for several summers and built half-model boat trophies for junior sailors. He discovered radio-controlled sailing the year he retired from teaching and noticed the sport lacked books to help him progress from learning to winning races. He wrote this book to share what he's learned about the sport.