Prevent Sailing Breakdowns - This very handy list was created by good mate David Dellenbaugh as part of his excellent Speed and Smarts collection. https://www.speedandsmarts.com/ Sailing fast and smart is hard enough when your boat stays in one piece. But when something breaks, it can upset your entire rhythm and kill your speed. Therefore, you must view breakdowns as your enemy. Work hard...
  We all need help to overcome emotions when having a bad day. On occasion, all of us let a poor performance on the water affect the eventual outcome of a race or regatta. Your emotions in the heat of battle will determine your success. How Do We Turn The Tide In Our Favour If you are competing in a multiple-race regatta and...
Because Sailing is a complex sport, it's easy to get obsessed with little things that don't really matter. I have listed the key areas to work on that you should attend to, to ensure success. Your Attitude Self-confidence like most things in life is a major key to success. Listen to what others say but make sure that you map out...
  It's winter in the Southern Hemisphere so there is no better time than now to talk about cold weather sailing. For our friends in the Northern Hemisphere, even though I am jealous of your current temperatures, you too will again get to "enjoy" colder weather sailing in the future. What to wear in cold weather sailing. I recently read an...
Sailing is a sport where lack of preparation in any one of the four main areas has the ability to ruin your race day. Below, you will find some (but by no means all) must-do preparation activities. Training Preparation Use training to change ingrained bad habits and to make sure that all manoeuvres become second nature. Repetition is your...