"Rick White has virtually dissected sailing into individual skills. Using time-tested, on-the-water drills
he has provided this book to elevate any sailors proficiency. I used these drills daily while preparing for my
Silver-Medal-winning '92 Olympic campaign. Now, (as a coach) I've introduced the '96 Olympic Team hopefuls to Rick's
Randy Smyth, Two-time Olympic Silver Medalist
"Sailing Drills will be an invaluable asset and THE tool in the library of any coach, sailing instructor,
or anyone looking to improve boat-handling skills."
Greg Fisher, North America/National Champion in Lightning, Flying Scot, Thistle and Highlander
"This book finally compiles under one cover most of the drills used by coaches around the world. It summarizes
neatly most of the work required in sailing to get the boat to behave the way you want. This book is the best way,
the fastest way, to improve skills...to break it into pieces and repeat the pieces over and over. As a professional
coach, working for years with my own notebook full of drills and ideas, it is very nice to finally have a printed
version, not only for my own use, but one that I can leave with my sailors to work with when I - and my notebook
- are not around."
Jim Young, Head Coach, Swiss Olympic Sailing Team
"When the musician asked the hippie, 'How do I get to Carnegie Hall,' the answer was 'Practice, man, practice!'
The same reply holds for the question, 'How do I become a better sailor?' 'Sailing Drills' lets Conductor White's
baton lead his students no matter how far away they might be."
Eric Sharp, National Sports Writer
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