Use your jib telltales - these give  clues to your boat’s sail trim in different conditions. Nothing is more reliable or true than these yarns or fabric strips as a guide to good sail trim. FREE CHAMPIONSHIP SAILING GLOVES What the telltales tell us. Both telltales flowing, known as full flow is good when underpowered. When your windward telltales are dancing, this...
Consistency is the key to starting well and having a great regatta. This article is written by highly accomplished international sailing coach and good mate Adrian Finglas. Many regattas are won and lost in the final few seconds before a start. This is due to high risk moves, teams that are on edge and worried about others and not their team. FREE...
There are some attributes common to all top crews and each crew position has its own specific responsibilities and needs a particular skill set. Every team benefits from simple things like proper preparation and better fitness. Some of the most valuable lessons we learn come through switching roles and only then can you appreciate what each crew member encounters when...
Simplify your tactics - Every sailor has bad days and when debriefing after the days event many competitors realise that if they had not tried to be too fancy, the end result would have been better. FREE SAILING GLOVES Keep Your Thinking Process Simple - Sailing as a sport is complicated enough without concentrating on the wrong aspects of a race which...
Sail Trim Rules of Thumb by good friend David Dellenbaugh www.speedandsmarts.com    One objective when you're out sailing is to trim your sails efficiently so you get the best performance from your boat. To do this, it's helpful to have some quick, dependable sail trim references. These will give you maximum performance with a minimum of effort.   SAILING TO WIN BOOK &...