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  It's winter in the Southern Hemisphere so there is no better time than now to talk about cold weather sailing. For our friends in the Northern Hemisphere, even though I am jealous of your current temperatures, you too will again get to "enjoy" colder weather sailing in the future. I recently read an excellent article written by Quantum Sails and...
Sailing is a sport where lack of preparation in any one of the four main areas has the ability to ruin your race day. Below, you will find some (but by no means all) must-do preparation activities. Training Preparation Use training to change ingrained bad habits and to make sure that all manoeuvres become second nature. Repetition is your...
  Some Information from Nick Craig's brilliant book "Helming To Win" distributed by Fernhurst books from their SAIL TO WIN Series. https://www.fernhurstbooks.com    In most classes, boatspeed can be summed up as 5% static settings, 20% dynamic settings and 75% technique. When you hear talk around the boat park prior to leaving to race, nearly every discussion is about the static...
We need to understand the psychology of winning to become truly great in our sport. Too many of us chase newer and better boat designs, faster sails, and the latest go-fast gear and techniques. Perhaps the most important factor to sailboat racing success is psychology. Not to take anything away from expert technical skills or impeccable boat handling. It's the sailor...
  I interviewed Mike Holt about how to start well every time starting, Mike is a three-time World champion in the high-performance International 505 when he was in Adelaide Australia competing in our 505 National championships. Mike has competed in a huge number of 505 events all around the world, he is by no means a one-class sailor. Mike has sailed...