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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...

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

Perfecting the RS400 Gybe - well nearly. (With an extra video)

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

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

Hiking Styles - The Secrets Behind Efficient and Healthy Hiking

In this blog Steve discusses some of the typical problems associated with hiking out and takes advice from Fiona Taylor,...

By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020