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. Reason For a Debrief After a successful result, our self-confidence gets a boost but after a poor showing on the water, we have to deal with the psychological fallout. All is not lost...
Using a sailing coach to get better does not have to be expensive. Coaching is an investment that will pay dividends whether it be to work on a particular aspect of your sailing or to prepare for a club, national or world championship regatta. There are a number of steps that you should take to gain the greatest benefit for...
  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 in sail trim, boat handling, and...
You will have invested considerable time money and effort to enter and travel to a sailing event so it makes sense to invest some time into preparation involving well-planned practice hours leading up to the races. It never ceases to amaze me, how many competitors at events that I have attended have put in no extra effort other than their...
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 had here was how important is practice to improve your sailing rather...
What are you good at, what are you bad at? Ever looked out at a mill-pond day and told yourself “I hate light airs” or seen it blowing dogs off chains and muttered nervously: “I’m rubbish in strong winds.” Maybe you’re just not talented enough, you tell yourself.  First, ask yourself:  What makes a great sailor? Talent or hard work? Probably...
  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 time necessary so that you are just a...
  https://youtu.be/hOoc-xrvqZs  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 tactics without breaking the bank. Replay your...
Sailors, regardless of their respective age and skill level, are always looking for that edge over their competition and a simple investment of time setting sailing goals could lead you to a guaranteed, measurable improvement of your performance on the racecourse. Many of us don’t set goals for our sailing because this is our recreation time and setting goals make...
  Of course, there are some things you can do by yourself in areas such as boat preparation, sail shape and boat handling but it is almost impossible to improve your boatspeed very much by working alone. For you to make substantial progress on speed development you need to line up with two boats side by side. The best way to judge...

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