As part of a team in a multi-crewed boat Teamwork in Sailing Ensures Success Multi-Crewed Boats 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. What is seen on some boats which are unsuccessful is...
Too many sailors don't use Different Steering Techniques For Different Winds. 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. It’s good to have rules of thumb to help...
There are plenty of ways that a beginner can become a winner. 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...
There are reasons why you should consider starting in the middle of the line. Starting towards the centre of the line offers more advantages than starting at the ends. This is so even if 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...
  Holding Course - An underrated skill and something that we should all practice. 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...