By Jon Emmett

The last word self-learning consultant to sailboat racing.In this sensible self-coaching advisor for the intense racing buff, veteran crusing trainer Jon Emmett explains how a person can enhance his or her crusing method in achievable levels. via breaking down racing into 20 key subject matters, Emmett indicates how aspiring yacht and dinghy racers can learn how to degree their very own strengths and weaknesses and enhance key abilities step-by-step. The e-book additionally comprises sensible tips and knowledge from Olympic champions together with Paul Goodison and Joe Glanfield.

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Get the boat to bear away without going forward (by using the rudder but not allowing the sail to fill), so the boat does not go over the imaginary line, but is in a good position to accelerate easily. This is often referred to as getting the bow down. 1c Three boat trigger pulling. 42 Starting Wind Chapter 5 3, 2, 1 GO! 1c (Continued) Top Tip: It may pay to set the rig up for slightly more power than you will need upwind, so you can keep your height and not fall into the boat to leeward of you.

To improve your sailing you need to expose yourself to as wide a number of experiences as possible. That is because by only sailing at your home club you are limiting your progress. Sailors who sail inland for years will often struggle with waves, whereas sailors who only ever sail on the sea may find it hard in flat water and light, shifting conditions. The techniques involved in sailing in a short chop and a large rolling swell are very different. ) If you are used to the wind building at around a certain time each day, you will naturally adjust your technique to suit the conditions!

Very useful! Try and avoid having kit you can blame when things go wrong. Remember, you are only as good as your weakest link. Even kit which is going to have a positive advantage needs time to get used to. In difficult regattas it is often people who know their kit the best (and how to get the best out of it) who win, as opposed to those with the best kit. 2 Finding the Perfect Solution Often the perfect solution does not exist, so time and money could be better spent elsewhere. However, you do need to work towards the best solution, given the resources available.

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