By Jon Emmett
The final word self-learning advisor to sailboat racing.In this sensible self-coaching consultant for the intense racing buff, veteran crusing trainer Jon Emmett explains how someone can increase his or her crusing approach in attainable levels. by means of breaking down racing into 20 key themes, Emmett indicates how aspiring yacht and dinghy racers can discover ways to degree their very own strengths and weaknesses and enhance key abilities step-by-step. The publication additionally contains sensible counsel and knowledge from Olympic champions together with Paul Goodison and Joe Glanfield.
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If you fail to do this, you can at least go out and measure the tide across the course. 2a Wind data for a venue. com. 2b Tidal data for a venue. Courtesy of Crown Copyright. 3 Chapter 3 Wind Patterns There is no point being the fastest guy on the race course if you are going in the wrong direction. Not only do you need to sail fast, you need to sail smart: ‘get your head out of the boat’ and look around. Remember, winds tend to vary from forecasts. There may be patterns in the wind forced by topography.
Buoy to Leeward: Start two boat lengths from the buoy and stay on the line for as long as possible. ), reverse out, and sail back to your original starting position. To reverse, put the boat head to wind and push the boom as far forward as it will go. Remember, as you start to go backwards you have no rights and the steering will be acting in reverse! 1b Holding station with a buoy to leeward. In both starts you must not go over the line (pretend it is a black flag start). Top Tips: Keep the boat flat to stop it going sideways.
So, when making lists, assign tasks to people as well as time frames. In terms of calibration setting, check and recheck that nothing has altered during travel. Never make assumptions and clearly communicate any actions to other members of the crew to ensure jobs are not done several times (too many cooks). Where possible, have spare kit of all types. So, not only do you have a good tool box (with spares that you are likely to need for your chosen class), but also items 14 Self-preparation Chapter 2 to look after yourself – water, sun cream, food, extra clothing – so you are prepared for the possibility of long and variable days on the water.