Tactics splits up racing into its key decision--making stages, from pre--start to finish. Rodney Pattisson evaluates the option at each stage and shows how to choose the best plan of action. He then details the boat--to--boat tactics needed to carry that plan out -- even in a highly competitive fleet. This Second edition contains new chapters on Racing near the Shore, Offwind Starts, Yacht Tactics, Racing with Electronics, Match Racing and Team Racing. Tactics is part of the Sail to Win series -- books by world--class sailors and sailing coaches which take a fresh look at the complex subject of racing. Each book gives the detailed advice that the competent sailor must have to overcome the "club racer" barrier and compete successfully in international fleets. The emphasis is on practical, effective information presented in a straightforward, highly illustrated manner.