“the Competitive Cat” is a one of a kind resource for the modern catboat sailor. The book is geared for the reader who is interested in racing, yet the detailed descriptions, drawings and photographs will assist anyone sailing a catboat to enjoy their time in the boat to the maximum, with improved efficiency and safety. “the Competitive Cat” rightly starts you off with boat preparation tips, from bottom prep and maintenance, to standing and running rigging, with no details spared for the full care and feeding of your cat. Even if you have been sailing for decades, the Balance chapter will still have some surprises for you. Boat handling, reefing, sail trim, and a detailed discussion of racing rules as they apply to catboats, are all covered in an easy to understand format. There is a special chapter on Beetle Catboats. “the Competitive Cat” is unique; there is no other reference source like it. “the Competitive Cat” is a must for every catboat sailor’s library.
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