Peter Isler's Little Blue Book of
Sailing Secrets is bound to become a classic. Modeled after Harvey
Penick's Little Red Book (a golfing classic), in the Little Blue Book, Peter
shares sea stories and lessons from a lifetime on the water. Available at
your local bookstore or online
in its 2nd Edition and translated into over a dozen languages!: Find Peter’s best selling book,
Sailing for Dummies (Wiley, co-written with JJ Isler) available at West
Marine, your local bookstore or
click here to order it or his other books including the acclaimed business
At the Helm: Business Lessons for Navigating Rough Waters
co-written with Peter Economy) from Amazon.com.
Peter is Editor At Large for
Sailing World Magazine the
nation's premier sailboat racing periodical. Check out the latest
sailboat racing news with great links to regattas, weather and other marine resources at
Passages! The list
continues to grow - In 2016 Peter navigated Tom Siebel's 70' trimaran Orion
which broke the Newport to Ensenada Race course record by over an hour and a
half. In 2014 Peter was aboard Orion
when it smashed the San Diego - Puerto Vallarta Race record. In 2013, Peter and the Rambler team broke the course
records in the Around Martha's Vineyard Race and the Around Block Island Race.
In June, 2012 Peter was calling the shots aboard Rambler
in smashing the Newport to Bermuda Race Record. This is the oldest ocean
race on the planet and the Rambler team took over 13 hours off the record
- average speed, over 16 knots. Here's a great
video of that passage. In 2011, Peter was navigator aboard
Rambler100 which set records in the Block Island Race, the Caribbean 600 and
the Transatlantic Race 2011 (Newport, RI to England). In the latter, the
massive monohull averaged 16.69 knots for the entire passage... the fastest
average speed in any Transatlantic Race ever. In 2005, Peter
was tactician aboard Tom & Dot Hill's 75 foot
sloop Titan, which shredded nearly 20% off the
Cup Race record. Racing from Ft. Lauderdale to Montego
Bay, in "perfect storm" conditions - Titan established a new
record of 2 days, 10+ hours which could stand for a very long time!
A few months later Peter (and co-navigator Ian Moore)
helped point Hasso Plattner's 86 foot CBTF sloop Morning Glory to first
to finish and a race record of 6 days 16 hours in the
(Los Angeles to
Hawaii ... .Congratulations to Stan Honey, Peter's roommate at Yale who
navigated Alfa Romeo to a new race record in 2009!).
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has long been associated with the Bitter End Yacht
Club in the British Virgin
Islands. He developed the BEYC's first sailing school program. The Bitter
End suffered heavily during the hurricane season of 2017 and our thoughts and
prayers go to the folks down in that part of the world as they rebuild.
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the late Roy Disney's
highly successful 77 foot sloop "Pyewacket" in the 2003
Transpacific Yacht Race (Los Angeles to Honolulu). Peter and the
broke the monohull record in the
2003 Newport to Ensenada Race by nearly an hour!
was instrumental in developing
CBTFCo's (formerly DynaYacht) revolutionary canting ballast twin foil technology that
has helped drive the cutting edge of the sailing world's to
new monohull performance levels.
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