High Performance Racing By John Merricks and Ian Walker. Pbk, 170mm x 240mm, 128 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings. The new asymmetric boats and the new short courses demand new skills, techniques and strategies to win. In this book, the authors - the Silver Medallists at the Atlanta Olympics in the 470 class - present the knowledge and secrets that have helped them achieve outstanding results. They look at such topics as boat preparation, boat handling, boat speed, racing strategies, and planning for success. The book includes many sequential photographs and relies heavily on very clear diagrams to illustrate its main points. A valuable book for those getting into racing these exciting high-speed craft.