Of course, there are some things you can do by yourself. Areas such as boat preparation, sail shape and boat handling. It's almost impossible to improve your boatspeed very much by working alone. Use a tuning partner to get Faster. For you to make substantial progress on speed development you need to line up with two boats side by side....
Now that most of us in the Southern Hemisphere have completed our National championships, our attention must turn to analysing our results so that we can improve for next year's competition.   Some competitors will be more than satisfied with the end result but for most, now that they have competed on the same track with the best in their class,...
Setting Sailing Goals. Sailors, regardless of their respective age and skill level, are always looking for that edge over their competition and a simple investment of time setting sailing goals could lead you to a guaranteed, measurable improvement of your performance on the racecourse. Setting Sailing Goals Many of us don’t set goals for our sailing because this is our recreation...
Getting Value From a Coach Using a sailing coach to get better does not have to be expensive. Coaching is an investment that will pay dividends whether it be to work on a particular aspect of your sailing or to prepare for a club, national or world championship regatta. There are a number of steps that you should take to gain...
In the sport of sailing, there are plenty of myths and I have attempted to set out below some of the most common ones with the correct answers that debunk them. 1. MYTH - To determine the favoured end of the starting line, go to the middle of the line and point straight into the wind, the end of the...
Sailing is an activity that brings together both physical and mental skills. The feeling of the wind on your face, the sound of the waves, and the thrill of the adventure are what attract many sailors to the sport. However, even the most experienced sailor can benefit from the guidance of a sailing coach. Below I'll explore the reasons...
Take Your Sailing to the Next Level. If you want to improve your results and strive to get to the next level you need to dedicate many hours to the sport, even if you can’t sail every day, making a commitment to sailing as often as possible and in as many conditions as possible is the key. Play to your...
Whether it be a single race or a regatta, you need to develop a race day routine if you want to be successful. This is not only for those in Fantasy land at the back of the boat but everyone onboard needs to be included. This ensures that every crew member understands their position, duties and what is expected...
A race or regatta should not be over for your team when you cross the finish line and there is plenty to be gained from the post-race debrief. We all need to know the format on How To Debrief After Every Race Reason For a Debrief - How To Debrief After Every Race After a successful result, our self-confidence gets a...
  Keep the Upper Hand and Keep The Playing Field Tipped In Your Favour.  To do this in Sailing, you need to have the experience to prioritise what you should be working on. You need the resources to travel to where the best competition is and to have the best possible equipment that you can afford. You must also be prepared to...

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