New PDF release: Be Your Own Sailing Coach: 20 Goals for Racing Success

By Jon Emmett

ISBN-10: 0470319291

ISBN-13: 9780470319291

The last word self-learning advisor to sailboat racing.In this useful self-coaching consultant for the intense racing buff, veteran crusing trainer Jon Emmett explains how a person can enhance his or her crusing approach in viable levels. by means of breaking down racing into 20 key issues, Emmett exhibits how aspiring yacht and dinghy racers can discover ways to degree their very own strengths and weaknesses and increase key abilities step-by-step. The e-book additionally comprises useful advice and knowledge from Olympic champions together with Paul Goodison and Joe Glanfield.

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This may be someone you work with who shares costs, or it may even be someone from outside the class whom you pay. They need to be reliable and consistent in their approach and performance, so any difference (either positive or negative) can be easily seen. This may require patience, and perhaps the presence of a third party to help analyse the differences. 3 Keeping it Simple When you start sailing a new class of boat the best piece of advice is to keep it simple. Copy the equipment, set-ups and techniques of the leading boats (perhaps the National Champion) and you give yourself an excellent starting point!

However, remember both the wind and the water are likely to be confused around the starting area, so it may well take more distance than you think to get up to full speed. On your own, start next to a buoy, and from stationary see how long it takes you to get up to full speed. Now go back to the line and start the same distance back. See if you have the distance about correct. 1d Timed run. 44 Starting Chapter 5 Top Tip: Monitor the difference in distances when the wind lulls/gusts, so that near start time you never get too far from the start line.

See if you have the distance about correct. 1d Timed run. 44 Starting Chapter 5 Top Tip: Monitor the difference in distances when the wind lulls/gusts, so that near start time you never get too far from the start line. The boat will accelerate best when starting on a close reach. When considering your start, remember that the closer you are to the favoured end, the greater your advantage (regardless of what is causing that advantage), but also the more crowded this part of the line is likely to be.

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