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Year: 2017

Olympic Course sailing

Sailboat Racing Basics

How to race in sailboats – sailboat racing basics Are you new to sailing? Or maybe new to racing in sailboats. The following video gives you a brief overview about the basics in racing sailboats. How works the start. What…
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laser at start, windy day

Racing in Big Fleets

What’s most important when racing in big fleets? Racing in big fleets is quite different to sailing in small fleets. In general you can take higher risks in small fleets as you won’t lose as many boats. There will be…
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weather basics

Weather Basics for a Sailboat Racer

Weather Basics A very important part of prerace planning is figuring out the wind, its direction and strength – short the weather basics. In sailboat racing knowing which way and how strong the wind blows is like knowing the numbers…
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two boat tuning-SAILUCATION; how to line up when you do two-boat-tuning for improving your boat speed

Upwind Strategy – Left or right?

Definition of Strategy Strategy is our racing plan based on wind direction, wind shifts, wind strength and current – strategy focuses on the big picture. Tactics are techniques we use for positioning and control of other boats or groups of boats.…
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deal with setbacks

How to deal with setbacks

All of us will inevitably deal with setbacks while preparing for a major event or even during an event. A setback can be seen as a difficulty of achieving a desired goal. This is something that blocks your ability to perform well in a…
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Sailucation Venue Analysis

SAILUCATION Venue Analysis

Why is structure so important? Sailing is such a complex sport. Therefore it is very easy to forget certain things – especially on a racing day of a major competition. I am always a little bit nervous and try to make…
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sea breeze effect

The Sea Breeze

The Sea Breeze Effect The sea breeze is an onshore thermal wind. It is generated when the air over land is warmed, expands and rises, then flows out seawards, cools and moves downwards again and replaces the air that starts to…
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Sail better

5 tipps to just sail better Just sail better! Doesn’t this sound easy? In the previous blog posts you could already read a lot about certain topics around the boat, how to improve boat speed, tactics and so on. But how could…
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contender from the back

Being in the Groove

Being in the groove means that your boat is just perfectly balanced. You feel like you are in a kind of meditational condition. When you are in the groove you are sailing top speed and height or at least you are…
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