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In the excerpts of an interview I conducted below, I am speaking with Sam Haines who has recently joined the ranks of yachting professional sailors and we are going to discuss Essential Training and Practice. Sam has a vast sailing background and is a qualified sailmaker, working in the industry for 19 years, having had his own loft in Melbourne...
I had a fascinating discussion with Dr Gavin Dagley Consulting Psychologist and Executive coach with a reputation for results and performance development about A Psychologists Take On Sailing You may ask why should I read further and why is Gavin worth listening to? A brief summary of some of Gavin's sailing experience and achievements follows. Some notable Sailing achievements are: 2016 1st...
  Below you will find parts of an Interview covering Psychology and Mental Toughness in Sailing that I conducted with champion sailor Dave Dellenbaugh. David is the publisher, editor and author of Speed & Smarts racing newsletter. https://www.speedandsmarts.com He was the tactician and starting helmsman on America3 during her successful defence of the America's Cup in 1992 and sailed in three other America's Cup campaigns...
I have copied below excerpts of an interview with Krystal Weir on how Fitness Equals Sailing Results. Krystal is a qualified Physiotherapist and Exercise scientist and has sailed at the highest level in many different classes from sailboards to catamarans. Krystal has also represented Australia in the Olympics twice. Once in the Yngling class and once in the Laser Radial. Currently,...
Many sailors have poor gust and lull response but if we want to be successful it is something that we must master. When hiking in gusts, there is a tendency to “fight” the boat and to use too much steering to control power. The boat heels, we pinch and use over-corrective steering. These factors lead to reduced speed and reduced...