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RYA Tactics 3rd Edition By Mark Rushall

RYA Tactics – by Mark Rushall


RYA Tactics by Mark Rushall is the racing sailors bible to winning sailing races

Walking you through how to improve your race strategy and tactics from before you go afloat, the pre-start period all the way through to the finish line.

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RYA Tactics – third edition in print now!

RYA Tactics is the go to handbook for all sailors and coaches interested in improving their performance on the race course.

Written by sailing tactics specialist Mark Rushall, it is based on his many years of success dinghy and keelboat racing, and his career as an Olympic sailing coach.

Packed with easy to digest advise and information, it has clear diagrams and explanations.  Breaking down the myths around racing tactics, it provides you with winning strategies for a wide range of race courses and weather conditions.

The third edition features new chapters on the weather, club racing, positioning as a strategy, and tactics in fast boats.

Read the RYA Tactics book review here>

RYA Tactics is also available as an E-Book, with additional videos and animations bringing the tactical and rules scenarios to life.

You can download the RYA Books App to view a taster and buy the book too.

Written from the perspective of both coach and sailor, using alter ego Ryan Wriggleback, RYA Tactics takes you logically and holistically through each aspect of a sailing race. Shedding a new light on mastering race tactics, RYA Tactics has three easy to follow sections:

  • Setting the scene
  • Before the start
  • The race

“If you take your racing seriously you cannot be without this book.”  Georgie Corlett-Pitt, Editor, Yachts & Yachting Magazine

“This book has come about from years of sailing and coaching at the highest level by an extremely analytical person.  Mark, a qualified Physics teacher, is one of those annoying people who learnt from every sailing / coaching experience and has built and extensive memory bank of tactical scenarios and understanding.We are all lucky enough to gain from this experience and knowledge, and via Ryan (the book’s alto ego coach) we are guided through, in a unique style, that will improve our sailing.”  Chips Howarth, five times Fireball World Champion

“This book gives incredible insight into the complex world of sailing tactics and strategy. Mark, in a way only Mark can, breaks everything down in a clear and simple way, which I can guarantee will give anyone who reads it the tools they need to raise their tactical and strategical game to the level they are aspiring towards.” Hannah Mills, Olympic and World Champion, 470 class


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