Ocean racing is a specialized aspect of sailing for the small boat fraternity, and here is a book which explores every phase of ocean racing likely to be of interest to the yachtsman. Every part of sailing has a special ocean racing aspect, and the text is designed for the enthusiast with at least superficial knowledge of the sport. In the technical chapters he leaves out theory and gets down to data. He starts with basic premises,- background on ocean racing, choosing a boat, the conduct of a race, the crew, the helmsman, strategy, navigation, rigs and sails, handling and trimming, masting, hull design, equipment, auxiliary engines, problems of wind and weather and waves. Rules and ratings. And a special section on the Bermuda races.