Good Hydration is essential in Competitive sailing. When we sail in higher temperatures we need a regular intake of fluids to maintain performance capability. The consequences of a lack of fluids – Effects on mental performance Mental tiredness increases, and attentiveness and concentration decrease. Co-ordination ability decreases; special manoeuvres don’t work anymore as they should. Our decisiveness is impaired and this has negative effects on...
Have An Edge Over Your Competition Sailing fitness is often overlooked. It is one of the weapons that we can achieve with minimum cost and little effort. A new sail or a new piece of gear has a finite life but fitness is something that has benefits both on and off the boat forever as long as you have a...
Copied from an article written by Brad Walker - https://www.stretchcoach.com   Regardless of the size of the boat, sailing will require all the upper body strength you can muster. Your upper torso, including your shoulders, arms and abdominal muscles will play a major role in operating a sailboat. Three best Sailing Stretches. The main muscles in play are the rhomboids, trapezius and rotator cuff in the...
. With the start of the sailing season in the Southern Hemisphere many of us badly need to get in to sailing fitness training. For those sailors in the Northern Hemisphere it is worth keeping up your fitness in the off season. This avoids the shock at the start of the next new season. I have copied below excerpts of an interview...
I interviewed Skip Lissiman about sailing practice and training, excerpts from that interview are copied below. Skip has sailed just about everything from Pelicans and Cherubs through J24s, Etchells, 12 Metres and Maxi boats. He's also sailed in every position from bowman to sailing master. Skip was in the crew of Australia 2 when they won the America's Cup in 1983....

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