Foreword to 20th anniversary edition; Introduction; PART ONE: GETTING THE BOAT RIGHT: Checking the hull, Putting the boat together, Control lines, Other equipment; PART TWO: SPEED AROUND THE COURSE: Starting, Beating, Tacking, Reaching, Gybing, Running, Other manoeuvres; PART THREE: LET'S GET PERSONAL: Diet, Fitness, Training, Clothing; PART FOUR: HOW TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP: Countdown to a particular event, Racing to win, A typical race day, The race.
Sir Ben Ainslie is the world's most successful Olympic sailor with four gold and one silver medal to his name. His first two medals were in the Laser class. After winning gold in Sydney he wrote this book which remains his only how-to book. After that he won 3 more gold medals in the Finn class. He has been World Sailor of the Year four times. He was knighted in 2012 and was the winning tactician in the 2013 America's Cup.
"Ben Ainslie is the most accomplished Laser sailor I have ever worked with. His determination, fitness and sheer natural talent are quite extraordinary." (Rod Carr, formerly Olympic Team Manager & Coach) "The man's a genius - say no more, buy the book." (UK Laser Association)