I have copied below parts of an interview I did with Rob Brown on Strategy and Tactics Rob is one of Australia’s absolute sailing treasures and a regular nice guy. Rob is one of those special sailors who has done more than most of us could ever dream of achieving in our sport and is completely humble and down to earth....
I spoke to Matt Bugg regarding his regatta preparation and practice. Matt is a man who has not let adversity stand in his way to achieve great things in our sport. After becoming a paraplegic in a snowboarding accident at 23, Matthew decided to try to reach the pinnacle of Parasailing, first in Australia and then internationally sailing the very...
Racing in light air needs the same attitude as racing in heavy air, you have to like it to do well. In the Southern Hemisphere winter, we get plenty of light air days and in the US about 75% of races are sailed in less than 10 knots. Bearing that in mind, there is plenty of reason to develop a...
Who better to get help to improve your boat speed than Mat Belcher, multiple Olympic Gold medalist in the 470 class.  I have copied below excerpts from an interview that I did with Mat in 2017 while he was waiting at the airport to travel to yet another overseas regatta. Brett: So the first question is about checking your speed. When...
Sailing Growth and Progress - Sometimes, as sailors, we might find ourselves hesitating when faced with the more challenging aspects of our sailing. It's human nature to favour the familiar, to shy away from the demanding… But it's these tougher aspects that often provide the best opportunities for growth and progress. While we often fool ourselves into thinking otherwise, it's not...