Olympics special. Gold medal winning advice from the experts
Author: Wiley Nautical
If the Olympic sailing at Weymouth has inspired you to win races this page pulls together some of the best racing advice on www.wileynautical.com Read on to improve your sailing techniques and skills, racing tactics and rules knowledge.
On this page you’ll find links to free sailing tips and advice from champions including Ben Ainslie, Jon Emmett and the racing rules expert Bryan Willis. You can also download a whole racing e-book for free
Gold medal winning coaching advice: Videos and sample chapter
Are your on water decisions letting you down? Or do you want to find those few extra seconds that make the difference between winning and losing a race. Jon Emmett is not only the author of Be Your Own Tactics Coach and Be Your Own Sailing Coach – he’s also coach to the 2012 Ladies Radial Olympic gold medal winner Xu Lijia. Click here to watch videos to improve your racing tactics
You can also view Jon’s expert videos on rigging your boat for racing, sailing to windward and leeward, tacking and gybing, starting techniques and improving your boatspeed.
Click here to read a free chapter from the book Be Your Own Tactics Coach
The Racing Rules
How well do YOU know the rules? Certainly not as well as Bryan Wills, author of the seminal Rules in Practice 2009-2012. and the forthcoming Rules in Practice 2013-2016 (pub date Sept 2012) Having chaired international juries at major events throughout the world including the Sydney Olympics and recent America's Cups he knows a thing or two about what you can, can't or must to while out competing on the water. Listen to our racing rules podcast with expert Bryan Willis covering the current rules – what you need to know and why they change the rules in the first place.
Although you’re more likely to see him in a Finn nowadays Ben Ainslie is also an expert laser sailor. Click here to watch Ben Ainslie laser videos showing you the best ways to sail a Laser dinghy.
You can read his advice on how to become a laser champion in Laser Campaign Manual. If you’re new to the Laser or want to improve your skills The Laser Book is a good place to start.
Get the most of your Asymmetric spinnaker. Click to discover how to avoid classic asymmetric sailing mistakes, tips for to gybing and tacking boats with asymmetric spinnakers and tips on hoisting the spinnaker.
Including Ben Ainslie's advice on preparing for a racing event, a guide to upwind boatspeed, starting tactics and more. We've put together some of the best bits from our best racing books - hope you enjoy. Click here to find out how to get your free racing e-book.