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...
Part Two - Wind Weather and Currents - following on from the recent blog from the interview with Andrew Palfrey. Andrew is better known to the worldwide yachting fraternity as “Doggy”. He will give us the benefit of his vast experience in factoring wind, weather and currents into sailing and its importance in planning the conduct of your race. This...