Sailing Reports 2017-02-25T12:12:03+00:00

Sailing Reports

Steve’s Laser Tip of the Month 26-Feb-17

Mon 27-Feb-17|Categories: Laser, Sailing Report|

The psychology of gybing in strong windsHow many times have we all approached the gybe mark on a windy day with trepidation? How often have we validated our concerns by taking a swim with our mates in the ‘graveyard’ of upturned hulls?!The problemThe biggest problem that I observe when watching sailors gybing in strong winds is either lack of commitment to the gybe or ‘freezing’; seemingly hesitating and forgetting where they need to be and what need to do in the key moments. Occasionally people are even still on the leeward side of the boat when the boom comes across; as if they have ‘frozen’ and disengaged from the activity [...]

Training Day and Some Great Results in the Class Race Day 18/19-Feb-17

Sun 19-Feb-17|Categories: Sailing Report, Solo|

 Dear Solo Sailors, We were treated to almost Spring like conditions for our double billing weekend of sailing. Saturday’s Training Day was superb: very professional and lots to learn – at the bottom of this email are some video links; and attached are some points to remember, kindly provided by Rob. Whilst today’s racing was full of thrills and spills – including a memorable first beat and a podium finish for Rick Knapp!    Videos and Learning Points from our Training Day Graham organised the most fantastic event for us on Saturday. He also enlisted Chris Goldhawk and Steve Smith who provided additional pearls of wisdom and a [...]