These days, yacht racing and dinghy racing are common participant sports around the developed world, particularly where favourable wind conditions and access to reasonably sized bodies of water are available.
Most yachting is conducted in salt water, but smaller craft can be - and are - raced on lakes and even large rivers.
Whilst there are many different types of racing vessels, they can generally be separated into the larger yachts, which are larger and contain facilities for extended voyages, and smaller harbour racing craft such as dinghies and skiffs.
For detailed information on playing Yachting, refer to the Wikipedia website topic
For the rules of Yachting, click here.
Source: International Sailing Federation
For a technical brief of Yachting, click here.
iSkills is a guide to the fundamental skills which are important to participate in the sport of Yachting.
Naturally enough, opinions vary as to how important each skill is to the sport.
The purpose of this guide is to help you think about the skills you have and the wide range of sports you have potential in.
28 Feb Tuesday night coaching We had a rowdy Briefing having to share the room with the opti sailors, forecast for the day 5-12 knots WNW wind direction shifty off the cliffs. ·
Aim: work on starting skills. ·
Philosophy: intense focus on doing homework on start line and gathering information to fo..
Tuesday night coaching ·
briefing started off with analysis of wind for the evening. around 10-12 knots westerly we talked about what could be expected with this wind direction and strength and discussed the reason we have this direction. ·
Aim: Boathanlding, specifically mark roundings, tacks and gybes, startline acce..
Hi Yachting coaches! ·
i have decided to blog about my coaching session in order to show how to run a squad of sailors over a season and to encourage planning and finding new drills to do with your sailors. ·
feel free to try out the drills i use and look at how i structure my coaching sessions from week to week. ·