Because Information Gained Is Information Conveyed
by A.OlivoFor as much as we get information through video now, books are still a critical source of information for sailors. There are many different books out there for racing sailors but I've found its often difficult to equate the information in them to Opti sailing. However, in our library we have these 5 great volumes that can make a big difference in your Opti coaching. Check them out below and we've included amazon links in case you want to pick them up:
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The Optimist Dinghy 1947-2007: A provisional history of the first sixty years of the International Optimist dinghy by Robert Wilkes, Clifford McKay Jr.
Our second pick by Dave Perry, is his latest version of his 100 best racing rules quizzes. This book is a goldmine for racing coaches, helping you to gauge the level of knowledge with your group about the rules, and challenge them on their knowledge, because as we all know Opti sailors are not the most well-versed! Note that this book gets updated by Dave on every iteration of the rules book, so make sure you pick up the latest version of it to avoid having gaps in the quizzes as rules change.