How To Make Sure Your Learning Time On The Water Is Quality Time It has been said by many who should know, that sailing success is probably 5% talent and 95% hard work. I have set out below some approaches that will assist you in making the most out of the time that you are training and learning on the water. Have...
What Will See Your Results Improve The Most? Is it racing or practice? To answer this question I spoke with Skip Lissiman who has sailed a myriad of different boats from Pelicans through to Maxi boats with perhaps his greatest achievement being a part of the Australia 2 crew which won the America's Cup in 1983. Brett: the first question I...
A race or regatta should not be over for your team when you cross the finish line and there is plenty to be gained from the post-race debrief. We all need to know the format on How To Debrief After Every Race Reason For a Debrief - How To Debrief After Every Race After a successful result, our self-confidence gets a...
    Prepare yourself to win Many racing sailors talk themselves out of first-place finishes because they have not prepared to win. Is it Them Or Something External? They convince themselves that they have poor boat speed or they tack out of a perfectly good spot on the course and blame it on a wind shift that they thought would come. There's always something...
  Keep The Playing Field Tipped In Your Favour To do this in Sailing, you need to have the experience to prioritise what you should be working on. You need the resources to travel to where the best competition is and to have the best possible equipment that you can afford. You must also be prepared to put in the extra training...
  Actions That Will Improve Your Sailing Skills. You are unlikely to win every race you enter but you can learn something new every time you go out on the water. For the champions of our sport, learning is one of the most rewarding aspects of competition. Race as many different boats and classes as possible. Different boats react differently concerning changes...
  https://youtu.be/hOoc-xrvqZs Use Your Smartphone for GPS Tracking. You don't need any special hardware to do live tracking. Use your smartphone with the TackTracker app for iPhone or Android and instantly create a live race or training session.  Discover how utilising TackTrackers GPS tracking system gives you the exact steps to work out how and where to improve your boat speed and...
We all love to race but racing is sometimes a slow way to learn how to make your boat faster. Two boat training is one of the best ways to get rapid on water improvement. Importantly, the training must be structured to get the quickest results.  I have set out below, some elements that will guarantee a successful on-water experience. Decide what...
Having a tuning partner is one of the best ways to get value from your on-water practice sessions. In these times of no racing, and fewer boats out sailing, keeping your skills sharp means solo training. Have a Training Plan - Solo Training Before you head out, it's important to have a plan but it is just as important to have...
  Improve Your Sailing While in Lockdown. If you are like me, you have been spending time away from the boat. We have used that time to get all things computer and home office up to date.  Those jobs that have been carried forward in your diary for what seems like years.  While this has been great, one downside of all...

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