. . . . this book is different. It's stuffed with over 150
clear colour illustrations and informative captions and
explanations. Genoa trim and mainsail trim, trimming
spinnakers and rig tuning are covered in three separate
. . . I recommend this little book to everyone -
wether expert or novice you'll find something.
Maybe the most positive aspect of this book is the
way Ivar explain things in basic layman's terms thus
making the subject an enjoyable read and easy to
understand. A massive bonus is heaps of colour
computer generated illustrations covering every, and
I mean every, term . . .
Ivar Dedekam's new book really is filled to the
brim with every scrap of information that both
novice and experienced sailor will welcome as
a "must have" edition to their bookshelves . . .
Boating New Zealand
"It's done well and works well, and manages to cover
a surprising amount in a fairly small book. Although he
starts with the basics, the book would still have appeal
for experienced sailors.
. . . . . . . .My personal recommendation would be
that it is a great book for intermediate sailors."
Voiles & Voiliers
Une méthode efficase pour bien régler son voilier
Un ouvrage indispensable aussi bien pour le débutant qui
veut progresser rapidement à partir de bonnes bases que
pour le skipper confirmé qui a parfois le sentiment de
n'avoir pas totalement tout compris.
DANISH SAILING ASSOCIATION
Every keelboat sailor should have a copy of this book
made both for the novise and the experienced sailor.
The book, with its many illustrations and clear
text, is highly recommendable and should be
found on every sailors bookshelf.
Reading this book is an excellent way to improve your
sailing skills. It is quite complete and the text is as clear
as any we have seen. But what really sets this book
apart is its illustrations. They are simply utstanding.
This is one of the few places where first time spinnaker
users can turn for help both in rigging their boats and in
using the sail.
This book is beautiful. The paper is heavily coated
and the four color illustrations are works of art.
Makes a wonderful gift - but be sure to get one for
youself as well.
. . . Ivar Dedekam has produced an excellent, clearly
written and profusely illustrated shortcut to sail and rig
tuning that will allow most sailors to climb the long
learning curve much more quickly.
In his introduction, he acknowledges that the book was
originally inspired by my own "bible" on the subject,
"The North U. Fast Course". I believe, however,Ivar's to
be more comprehensive and better value for money. I
will urge anyone who takes their sailing seriously
to buy a copy.
YATE - España
En esta sección se presentan cinco de los manuales
más completos que existen en el mercado.
PUESTA A PUNTO DE VELAS Y APAREJO
. . . Manual abreviado y ampliamente ilustrado, ya que
cuenta con más de 150 ilustraciones, en el que se
profundiza sobre el trimado y la puesta apunto de las
velas y aparejo. El objetivo de este libro, es tratar de
divulgar las teorias y normas generales sobre el trimado
de la embarcaçion gracias a un contenido presentado
de forma clara y sencilla.
Tatsächlich überzeugen die vielen plastischen farbigen
Darstellungen sowiedie Kürze der Texte. Da werden die
Auswirkungen der verschiedenen Trimmeinrichtungen
und optimale Segelstellungen gezeigt, Positionen und
Ümfänge der größten Profiltiefe im Tuch passend führ
verschiedene Windbedingungen veranschaulicht , kleine
Tricks und Hilfen geliefert . .
Jim's Sailing Book Review
"Illustrated Sail & Rig Tuning" by Ivar Dedekam
Worth its weight in gold. That's all I'm gonna say. Even if
you think you're all that and a bag of chips, and there
isn't a thing you don't already know about sails and how
they work, this book is valuable to you. Why?
Because when your wife's second cousin Percy comes
aboard and starts asking endless boring questions about
airflow and rigging choices, you can just hand him this
book and tell him to look at the pretty pictures.
Good Old Boat Magazine
First on our bookshelf, since it's the best we've seen!
A compact, concise reference on how to trim your sails
and adjust your standing rigging. The best we've seen!
Reading about different sail and rig tuning options have
sometimes confused me, but with Ivar's pictures, it now
becomes perfectly clear. His illustrations not only tell you
the right way to tune your boat, but show the improper
way and the effect it has on the sails ... This is a great
book to have to get the most out of your sailboat,
no matter what the size.