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Technique Tips

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

Extreme Weather Sailing – Practice the San Francisco Roll

By Steve Cockerill 15th January 2021

San Francisco Roll - YouTube After experiencing the 2005 Tyne Tees Laser Qualifier where the UK Laser Standard, Radial and 4.7 fleets found themselves in 54 knots of offshore breeze I felt I should write a short article about some of the top tips I have learned over the years which perhaps we should all be familiar with when conditions get a little out of control for our experience. I learned my first tip from Mark Littlejohn during my first serious winter sailing the Laser in 1993. We found ourselves in a race with winds occasionally gusting 35+ knots at...

Launching a Laser/ILCA on a Lee Shore

Lee Shore Launching in a Laser/ILCA - YouTube Launching on a lee shore can be daunting but in a Laser/ILCA...

By Steve Cockerill 15th January 2021