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Technique Tips

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

Launching a Laser/ILCA on a Lee Shore

By Steve Cockerill 15th January 2021

Lee Shore Launching in a Laser/ILCA - YouTube Launching on a lee shore can be daunting but in a Laser/ILCA it’s relatively easy. I tend to only attach my mainsheet once I am near the water, to avoid taking out other peoples’ tiller extensions, trollies and dogs with my Laser Mainsheet.    With large waves, the hard part is trying to hold the bow into the wind and waves.  Once you have your daggerboard down, you can use it as a pivot, pushing the transom the way you need to, ensuring that the sails remain head to wind.  Then you can...

Extreme Weather Sailing – Practice the San Francisco Roll

San Francisco Roll - YouTube After experiencing the 2005 Tyne Tees Laser Qualifier where the UK Laser Standard, Radial and...

By Steve Cockerill 15th January 2021

Perfecting the RS400 Gybe - well nearly.

Perfecting the RS400 Gybe in a 16 knots of Breeze. I plugged in my 'Speed Puck' get some numbers and help us focus on our training.....
By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020

Top Tips for Sailing Instructing

I have been teaching sailing for 9 years in total and I have really enjoyed my time I have spent...

By Abi Bentley 2nd October 2020

Tacking - The Technical Stuff

I learnt to sail on an old gravel pit in the Midlands in the UK. Just to make it more...

By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020