FOREWORD PART 1 LEARNING TO WIN Ingredients for Winning Accelerating your Learning Curve Where to Look when Racing PART 2 SAILING FAST IN A STRAIGHT LINE How to Get Fast! Upwind Speed Downwind Speed Fixing an Attack of 'The Slows' PART 3 BOAT HANDLING Turning Corners Mark Rounding PART 4 CHAMPIONSHIP SAILING Sailing at Championships Starts at Championships Mental Approach at Championships PART 5 BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER 10 Point Plan for Helming to Win
Nick Craig is the 'Champion of Champions', having won the Endeavour Trophy a record six times. He has also won 28 National Championships, 8 European Championships and 9 World championships to date, in a variety of classes including the B14, D-One, Enterprise, Finn, Merlin Rocket, OK and Phantom. Remarkably he is not a professional sailor - all of this has been achieved alongside a full-time job.
" [Nick] has been so successful by really understanding what makes a boat sail fast and applying this on the race course. This book allows anyone to gain from his experiences.In my own journey from club racing my Optimist to winning major championships I have deployed a lot of the techniques that Nick describes. Anyone reading this book will greatly accelerate their learning curve and be taking an important step to achieving their own championship objectives."- Sir Ben Ainslie, 4 x Olympic gold medallist, 1 x America's Cup winner