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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...
Racing sailboats is addictive and for many of us, the more we race, the more we want to race. The potential for us to improve our racing results though, grows the more we practice our skills. We need to look forward to and enjoy training, if we don't it becomes a chore to be discarded. Knowing the end results of your...
I have copied below parts of an interview that I conducted themed Observation and Sailing with Super Coach and super competitor Adrian Finglas. Adrian is an extremely experienced coach and has spent more hours in a rubber duck coaching than just about anyone else on the planet. Brett: do you approach your regatta differently in big or small fleets?  Adrian: Great question,...
I have copied below excerpts from an interview I did with Mark Bulka on Mark Rounding - Planning and Placement. Mark has won World, National and State championships in a number of different classes ranging from single handed monohulls through to catamarans. On top of that he is an accomplished Ocean Racer and has competed in a number of...
Wind, Weather and Currents - Part 3. Continuing Andrew Palfrey's insights regarding working with the weather to improve your racing. Brett: If a wind shift seem persistent, how do you establish a mean or is it a constant process? Yeah, look, just to comment on Melbourne, it's a fantastic place to race boats, as we know, great conditions, wind, sea. But...