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This Tuesday/Wednesday: Q&A Live Call with Stu Bithell on Winning Tactics

by Andy Rice 1 Mar 2022 00:47 PST
Tighten up your tactics © Road to Gold

Always smiling, Stu Bithell is one of the most upbeat, most successful Olympic sailors of recent times. With a silver medal in the 470 and Olympic gold in the 49er, the British racer is also one of the most versatile. No wonder he's in demand for some of the high-end regattas such as SailGP and the new 69F foiling circuit.

Following on from two big-name Q&As last week with Robert Scheidt and Sir Ben Ainslie, this week's Road To Gold Q&A is on the topic of Tactics. Stu Bithell is perfectly placed to answer your questions on tactics, whatever speed your boat floats or flies through the water.

As the Merlin Rocket National Champion (one of the UK's most high-tech and hard-fought dinghy classes), Stu knows how to think as a skipper or a crew. Exploring that communications loop (which proves even more critical at 50 knots on an F50 foiling catamaran) will be another subject to ask him about.

Here are some of the topics on Tactics that we'll be looking at this week with Stu:

  • Tactics - Making Good Decisions
  • The Communications Loop
  • Upwind - Boat-on-Boat Tactics
  • Downwind - Boat-on-Boat Tactics
  • G.A.S. - Gains, Angles, Shifts!
  • Linking the Catspaws
  • When to Take Your Foot Off the G.A.S.
The call is free to all-comers, and you don't even have to be a paid-up member of Road To Gold. But it helps.

For Members of Road To Gold: This call is your opportunity to fill in any gaps or questions you have about Chapter 7: Tactics.

For Non-Members: You'll still be able to ask questions on the call, and you might even be sufficiently motivated to become a Member of Road To Gold yourself!

How do I sign up (for free)?

It's free to get live access to the call, all you need to do is sign up here at It takes less than 30 seconds.

We'll give you a heads-up on our Facebook Group too, see details below.


Stu Bithell: Winning Tactics
The Q&A kicks off on Zoom at 1900 hours UK time Tuesday evening 1 March/ 0800 hours NZ time on Wednesday morning 2 March.

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