Sail and Rig Tuning by Ivar Dedekam, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Ivar Dedekam’s revolutionary approach to sail and rig tuning tackles the practical and realistic elements of tuning your boat as well as the theory of sail. Sail and Rig Tuning has 47 ratings and 2 reviews. Finlay said: I picked this up purely to answer the question Does forestay tension have the same effect.

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This beautifully illustrated and well-organised book shows the reader step by step, how to trim their sails and rig for maximum performance. Ivar Dedekam’s revolutionary approach to sail and rig tuning tackles the practical and realistic elements of tuning your boat as well as the theory of sail aerodynamics.

The book covers the many variations in boat, sail and rig design. The Best Books of Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Looking for beautiful books?


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The interaction of the sails. Steering in heavy airs. End to end gybe. Taking down the spinnaker. Fore and aft tuning.

Tensioning wire and rod. Tensioning the cap shrouds. Straighten the mast sideways. Adjusting the lower shrouds.

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It’s stuffed with over clear viar illustrations and informative captions and explanations. I recommend this little book to everyone – whether expert or novice, you’ll find something. 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 outstanding. A massive bonus is heaps of colour computer generated illustrations covering every, and I mean every, term.

Ivar Dedekam’s new book is really filled to the brim with every scrap drdekam information that both novice and experienced sailor will welcome as a ‘must have’ edition on their bookshelves.


A compact, concise reference on how to trim your sails and adjust your standing rigging. His illustrations not only tell you the right way to tune your boat, but also 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. There’s also a very handy problem-cause-solution section which gives you things to try if you have too much weather helm, or you’re not pointing as well as you should.

About Ivar Dedekam Ivar Dedekam has been sailing for more than 25 years and has logged close to nautical miles, including two Atlantic crossings. He has in addition worked for many years as a sailing instructor.

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