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1 OGILVY, C. Stanley Successful Yacht Racing. First Edition in dustjacket
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, 1951, 
OGILVY, C. Stanley. Successful Yacht Racing. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., (1951). First Edition. Pp (8),7-185,(5) + 12 pages of photos. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Toy 4114 : "informative and readable". Charles Stanley Ogilvy (1913 d. June 21, 2000, Mamaroneck, New York) was an American mathematician, sailor, and author. "Stanley Ogilvy has for many years and in several different boats been one of America's outstanding skippers in the International Star Class. He has won the Atlantic Coast Championship (twice), Noroton Race Week (four times), Larchmont Race Week (seven times), the Championship of Long Island Sound (four times) The Canadian National Open (twice), and many others. His sailing, however, has not been confined to Stars. He was a member of Larchmont's International 14-Foot Dinghy Team which successfully met the challenge of the Lakes Team in1941; he skippered an International One-Design in Bermuda as a member of the 4-boat American team in 1940; and he was a member of the Gesture's crew when she won the Newport-Bermuda race in 1946. Besides these, he has sailed and racedin boats of all kinds and sizes, including one winter's season in the Fros tbite Dinghies. In this book he has not attempted to spell out the fundamentals of sailing, or even of racing. He has concentrated instead on presenting material which is not readily available in other books and not well known to many racing men. He has not avoided controversial subjects, but has plunged in headfirst where more cautious writers fear to tread. He says, "It will take me a long time to live down this book. After what I have said about hulls, I suppose no builder will be interested in building me another boat, should I want one; the paint and varnish people will not care for me asa customer; my remarks on sails will alienate me with the sailmakers ; I h ave occasionally been sharp with race committees, which will put me on their black list; my failure to give crews the praise they undoubtedly deserve will render it practically impossible for me to get anybody to sail with me--in fact, maybe I had better just give up and move quietly out of the country." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Yacht Racing as a Way of Life; 2. What Do You Mean, One-Design?; 3. The Hull; 4. Fittings; 5. Sheets and Sheeting; 6. Staying the Mast; 7. Sails; 8. Tuning; 9. The Weather; 10. Race Day; 11.Starts and Starting Lines; 12. The Windward Leg.; 13. Approaching the Wind ward Mark; 14. Leeward Legs;. 15. The Finish; 16. Helmsmanship; 17. The Davis Automatic Helmsman; 18. Exploiting the Scoring System; 19. Deception; 20. Conclusion. Appendix I. N.A.Y.R.U. Appeals. Appendix II. Western Long Island Sound Very good in torn and chipped, but unclipped, dustjacket. 20.00

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2 OGILVY, C. Stanley Thoughts on Small Boat Racing Second Edition in dustjacket
Van Nostrand, 1966, 1966 
OGILVY, C. Stanley. Thoughts on Small Boat Racing. Second Edition. Princeton, New Jersey : D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., (1966). Pp (6),v-ix,(1),1-161,(3) + frontispiece + 5 pages of b&w photos. Some diagrams in the text. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Toy 4115, Morris & Howland p.104.

Charles Stanley Ogilvy (b. 1913 d. June 21, 2000, Mamaroneck, New York) was an American mathematician, sailor, and author.

Based on analysis of twenty years of race diaries, the author demonstrates his conviction that "it's the skipper who wins, not the boat".

"For almost a decade C. Stanley Ogilvy's Thoughts on Small Boat Racing has been one of the great classic ... must reading for every racing sailor. Now in an enlarged, revised Second Edition, it contains two entirely new chapters: On Race Committees" and "The Olympic Scoring System." In addition the author has reviewed every chapter in this very personal book to bring it up-to-date for today's conditions.

Here you will find new angles on racing which are not covered in other books on the subject. For over twenty years, Ogilvy kept a careful diary of the important details of every race he sailed. In writing this book he reviewed those diaries, and analyzed his mistakes and successes in scores of races sailed in twelve different countries and fifty different areas. Out of this vast amount of experience in all kinds of weather, in different bodies of water, he has set down the most helpful details bearing on winning races - as well as losing them.

The author believes it's the skipper who wins, not the boat. And you'll find out why, based on facts, not theories, in this unusually valuable book." - from the jacket.

Chapters :
1. The Skipper Who Wins;
2. Know Your Boat;
3. Expecting the Unexpected;
4. Starting Tactics;
5. On Race Committees;
6. To WIndward in Unsteady Breezes;
7. Sail Your Own Race;
8. Series Strategy;
9. The Olympic Scoring System;
10. Crewing;
11. Tides;
12. The Weather;
13. The Rules;
14. Sails;
15. The Purpose of It All;
16. Afterthought.
With index.

Very good in rubbed unclipped dustjacket. 30.00


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