Psychology and Competitive Sailing. Where your equipment is the same as everyone else's, there are only two ways to beat your opponent - through superior physiology (your size, weight and fitness) or through superior psychology (just about everything else!). Psychology is perhaps one of the...
Psychology and How it Affects your Sailing Excerpts from an interview I did with Dr Gavin Dagley, Consulting Psychologist and Executive coach with a reputation for results and performance development. Gavin is a very accomplished sailor having won amongst many other titles, the World Laser Grand Masters Championship sailed in Nuevo, Mexico in 2016. Brett: Do you think that it's psychology...
As sailors, we don't often consider the Importance Of Psychology In Sailboat Racing. In any sport, the higher the level, the more important the state of mind becomes. In racing a sailboat, because of complexity, mastering this aspect is even more critical if you want to win. Top sailors master boat handling, trimming, the rules of racing, meteorology, and sailing in...
      I spoke to Matt Bugg on the subject of mental toughness and psychology in sailing. Matt is a man who has not let adversity stand in his way to achieve great things in our sport. After becoming a paraplegic in a snowboarding accident at 23, Matthew decided to try to reach the pinnacle of Para-sailing, first in Australia and then...
The pressure of Being in the Lead. Holding on to a lead can be as much about your mindset as it is your speed or tactics. Being at the front of the fleet is daunting, but to stay there it's important to focus on the little things. The anticipation of losing the lead you’ve achieved can create a multitude of...




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