For Sailors – Videos, Fact Sheets & Books

RYA Optimist Videos



Windward Mark Rounding

Leeward Mark Rounding



Links to really useful information for young sailors

Rule42 ISAF Notes for Sailors & Judges

Keeping Warm on the Water

Core Stability for Sailing

Don’t Panic

Fuel Up

(With thanks to the NSW Opti Association)

Books for Sailors

RYA Optimist Handbook – The Optimist Sailor’s BiblePicMonkey Collage

RYA Optimist Coach Handbook – The Opti Coach’s Bible!

The Winner’s Guide to Optimist Sailing – Another guide to sailing your Opti well.

Some Great Sailing Themed Fiction

Swallows and Amazons – a classic, this is the first in the series of 12 novels by Arthur Ransome, about a group of children who go sailing and have lots of adventures – think the Famous Five on water.

The Salt Stained Book – This is the first book in a trilogy by Julia Jones who grew up on Arthur Ransome’s boat Peter Duck. These books are the modern version of Swallows and Amazons, a fun and exciting read.