As a kid, I remember stumbling across the America's Cup on TV during the "Stars and Stripes" years. I was absolutely fascinated! But, since I lived in a completely landlocked location, that fascination was put to rest.
Now, as an adult, I've stumbled across the A'sC Youtube channel and gotten fascinated all over again.
Quick questions: I am a total newbie to sailing but I am an avid reader. What would be your top book/resources that I should read to get up to speed on the following:
- Sailing terminology, including boat types/designs
- Sailing race strategy and manuevering
- Sailing race history
I'd love to be in a position to better appreciate (both technically and historically) what I am seeing on TV and the internet. Thanks!
For terminology etc- "The Official Learn-To-Sail Manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary"
Sailing race strategy and maneuvering- "RACING BASICS by Mark Johnson"
Sailing race history- "The History Of American Sailing Ships by Howard Irving Chapelle"
Hope this helps.