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    Posted: 01 Nov 12 at 6:00pm
I havent had much involvement with the RYA Coaching establishment but my limited contact has been interesting. I think that the best bits of advice I have had are, "lots of low down mast bend" ( said with a strong yorkshire accent), and " go left on the second beat" - never fails to brimg a smile, that one. Id be interested to hear of any other pearls of wisdom dispensed from on high.
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An old rowing coach one told me (again in a broad accent)
"If you want to go faster, pull harder".

I guess this would translate for sailing as
"If you want to go faster, hike harder"

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I heard a coach shout 'keep it flat or you'll die' at 2 lads in a 29er once. :L
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I've had that shouted at me and also seen the youtube vid :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pondmonkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 12 at 10:19pm
I had one of the gits catch me buying chocolate milk and a snickers bar rather than going for morning PT at Grafham regional training once, he made me run laps of the car park as a punishment.... Oh how I laughed when karma stole his gold medal on the Nothe this summer.

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not from a coach, but one multi-Endeavour winning helm when asked how to point higher responds "push the tiller away from you"
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"Keep it flat or you'll die" 29er TT squad coach in mental conditions, seemingly being serious.

"How to win? Sail faster than everyone else" From RYA racing exec officer when asked what was the mentality needed to win a race.
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not from a coach, but before the last race in a bad event, i rafted up with my mate who told me simply to 'get in front then stay in front'... I came 4th that race :D
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How to win? Finish the course before everyone else.

How do you do that? Sail your boat/board faster then everyone else over a shorter distance.

How do you do that? Learn how the wind blows, so it blows on you better than it does on everyone else.

Simples.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pondmonkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Nov 12 at 10:46am
Originally posted by iGRF

How to win? Spend your formative years racing with the tactical elite board sailing squadron, then sail faster than any yella welly. 

How do you do that? Sail your boat/board faster then everyone else over a shorter distance using lee bow effective and maximising the salinity effect against the Laser class.

How do you do that? Post unrepentant nonsense on internet forums and never, I repeat, never grace your split wetsuited ass to the side deck of something as lame as  Cirrus/Devoti iCon

Simples.

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