I have set out below a number of heavy air techniques that will help you sail more competitively. Success and speed in heavy air grows from a combination of the following ingredients. Firstly you have to learn to love it. Secondly, you must prepare your boat so that nothing will break. And lastly, be prepared to practice and train in heavy air....
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....
Following are excerpts from an interview I did with Glenn Bourke regarding Fleet Strategy. Glenn is an Olympian, an Americas Cup crew, an Ocean racer and a multiple world champion in several classes. He is known for his attention to detail and meticulous approach to preparation and then execution out on the racetrack. FREE BOOK - TIPS FROM SAILING LEGENDS BRETT: Do you...
Excerpts from an interview with highly accomplished Dinghy through to Maxi Yacht sailor and North Sails sailmaker Michael Coxon who answers your questions regarding sail controls and their effects. BOOK and Bonuses Brett: Michael, could you explain the effects of the major sail shape controls. Michael: the most important sail control for any boat, is the sheet tension. That's the most significant...
If you're a competing sailor, you know that the sport requires a lot of skill, knowledge, and practice. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned sailor, there's always room for improvement. But where do you start? How can you take your sailing skills to the next level? With so much information out there, it can be overwhelming to know which...