But ace navigators, Mark Chisnell and Gilberto Pastorella, do – both have worked with professional sailing programs all over the world – from America’s Cup to Maxi, ORC / IRC and one-design fleets.
In Mastering Data to Win they take the reader through the process: from understanding the concepts, ensuring accuracy, using the data to win races and then post-race analysis to find performance gains.
By mastering your instruments you can make the right calls every time and know for certain when to tack, which shift to look out for and how the tide can work with or against you. With color diagrams and photographs throughout, this instructional guide turns information into excellence.
Accessible to those new to racing, it also has a depth of information that will transform the performance of even professional sailors.
The Role of the Navigator
The Key Elements of Data On Board
Setting Up an Instrument System
Some Instrument Techniques
Instrument Techniques Using The Polar Table
Data Collection & Performance Analysis