Book Review. SAIL & Rig. The Tuning Guide.
By Magne Klann & Øyvind Bordal
Published by Fernihurst Books
This book is ultimately the complete guide to sail trim and rigging to make the boat sail faster and safer.
With hundreds of colour photographs and illustrations throughout, the text is concise and precise, divided into sections to make it easy to find exactly what you need. Research was carried out with professional riggers, sailmakers and elite sailors as consultants, resulting in a book that should be part of every sailor’s basic kit.
A well-trimmed sailing boat is not only faster – it heels less, balances better and is more comfortable. Wear and load is reduced and expensive gear lasts longer. The risk of damage or rig failure is significantly lower when you know how to take care of your rig and sails.
This book provides a clear understanding of the dynamics of rig and sail and how to get them working together in harmony with the elements.
This book appeals to every level of sailor – those with limited experience will find much to learn and the experienced sailor can develop competence and knowledge as the different aspects of trim are treated in depth.
About The Authors
Magne Klann has always had a passionate relationship with life at sea. After sailing in the Norwegian and Swedish archipelago as a child, he has raced dinghies and worked as a sailmaker. Magne is a photographer and writer, educated in visual communication in England. Together with Øyvind Bordal, he has published several books on sailing in Scandinavia, all of them read widely in the sailing community.
Øyvind Bordal has been sailing from childhood; dinghy racing, coaching, singlehanded / doublehanded racing and later cruising as a skipper on the open ocean, logging thousands of nautical miles including several Atlantic crossings. As a journalist/ writer he has written stories for sailing magazines in many European countries, as well as a series of books on sailing with Magne Klann.