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Technique Tips

Blog articles on how to great the best from your chosen water sport.

A 60 Second Trick That Might Save Your Bacon!

By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020

After experiencing some crazy winds at the weekend, I realised that it was time to change my rudder pull down rope. Not because the rope is too stretchy, but because it has no stretch at all. The downhaul rope had not cleated properly as I left the shore. I was aware that the rudder had moved up during the first beat which was quite an encouragement to keep the boat especially flat, but did make it hard to handle in the extreme conditions. You should have seen me trying to pull the rudder down and re cleat it in 25-30...

Top Topper Tip

If you are a keen topper sailor then this tip might just be for you!Do you struggle keeping the boat...

By Rooster Ambassador 30th September 2020

Sailing at Stokes Bay - Tidal Information

I have been shown current flow diagrams that sailors use to show strength and direction. They are generally confusing -...

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020

How to Recover Your Boat With an Onshore Breeze

How you recover your boat safely with an onshore breeze depends on the type of boat you sail. As a...

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020

How to unzip your Rooster Digital downloads onto a Mac/OSX/iPad

Unzipping the Rooster Digital Downloaded zip file on a Macbook/OSX/iPad You should have a web page & email like the below...

By Mark Harper 15th March 2021