Perhaps no other sport requires the combination of so many elements as sail racing; preparation, strategy, speed, tuning and, most importantly, tactics. This manual by the Royal Yachting Association , one of the best and most advanced in the world, is dedicated to sail-race tactics, the mental aspect of the race sailing. In its three sections, this volume examines the natural variables that will influence tactics and methods, helping you to assign the right priority to each of these variables and, finally, the specific tactics applied to the successive stages of the race. Thanks to the clear and exhaustive discussion, this book is destined to become an indispensable tool for those who like to race at any level, and it can really help you to sail better and win races. From tens of thousands Italians who annually crowd the winter leagues of sailing clubs, facing one of the most demanding and selective competitions. In over thirty years of sporting career, Mark Rushall has collected national, European and world titles into different classes of regatta, and today is one of the most famous and appreciated sailing coach in Britain. In 2006 he has been elected Coach of the Year by the Royal Yachting Association, for leading the crew of the British Paralympics’ Sonar to win two world titles.