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Sailing in multi crewed boats is a team sport and the crew that knows each other and works together well will get the most out of their boat and enjoy more than their fair share of podiums. One of the things that we see on some boats which are unsuccessful is when one or more of the team is adversarial...
When the wind speed changes you need to focus on heel and pitch angles, adjusting each for the optimum boatspeed. As the wind builds, you use heel angle as a guide using the sails to keep the boat on its feet and stay fast in the chop. It’s good to have rules of thumb to help you sail the boat...
There are an enormous number of ways that we can get better results out on the racecourse, not the least of which is time on the water. unfortunately, time is not something that many of us have to spare in any great quantity. I have laid out below a few basics for those starting out on their journey to improve...
Starting towards the centre of the line offers many more advantages than starting at the ends even though one end may seem to be favoured.  The first advantage is that it gets you away from the congestion at the favoured end thus lessening your chances of being blanketed by other boats and helping ensure that you avoid a potential collision.  Secondly,...
  I have copied below an article that was written by Super Sailing Coach Adrian Finglas during his time coaching at Royal Brighton Yacht Club in Melbourne Australia. This article has been reproduced with kind permission from RBYC and of course, coach Adrian. One of the most underrated skills on any sailing boat is holding course, whether you are on a cruising...