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5 tips - Bowman signals
Dec 2014 p94-95  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Jonty Sherwill
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Getting good starts is far from easy and the bowman's role is crucial. Jonty Sherwill asked grand-prix bowman Matt Cornwell for his five best tips on giving the right signals. Plus, the common hand signals illustrated and explained.
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5 tips - Fastnet Race navigation
Aug 2015 p42-43  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Navigation / Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Jonty Sherwill speaks to Mike Broughton
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Making the right navigational calls is crucial to success in the Fastnet Race. Jonty Sherwill gets tops navigator Mike Broughton's five tips.
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5 tips - Finding clear air
Jan 2016 p96-97  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Jonty Sherwill and Ian Southworth
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Jonty Sherwill asked J/24 World Champion Ian Southworth for his tips on finding a clear lane.
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5 tips - Getting off the bottom, aground
Aug 2014 p96-97  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique / Seamanship & safety
Author: Jonty Sherwill and Paul Heys
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Going aground can mean more than a lost race; you could lose the boat. Jonty Sherwill asked seasoned Solent racer Paul Heys for his 5 tips on staying afloat and getting back underway when the worst happens.
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5 tips - Getting the best rating
Feb 2015 p98-99  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Construction & design / Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique / Sails, rigs & rigging / Technical
Author: Jonty Sherwill
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Designers work hard to create fast yachts, but much can be done to optimise a boat's rating. Jonty Sherwill asked measurement experts for their tips.
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5 tips - How to nail the finish line
Jul 2014 p100-101  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Jonty Sherwill and Ian Williams
Description: Performance: 5 tips
A strong start may be an essential part of winning races, but so is a feisty finish. Jonty Sherwill asks top match racer Ian WIlliams for his five tips for finishing with a flourish.
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5 tips - How to survive a squall
May 2014 p96-97  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique / Seamanship & safety / Weather
Author: Jonty Sherwill and Peter Morton
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Most sailors are happy just to survive with their sails intact, but some see a squall as a way to gain a tactical gain. Jonty Sherwill seeks top tips from racing veteran Peter Morton.
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5 tips - Laylines
Nov 2013 p98-99  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Ian Williams
Description: Performance - 5 tips
The pros have an uncanny ability to nail the perfect layline every time - reigning World Match Racing champion Ian Williams says its a vital part of his tactical arsenal. Jonty Sherwill reviews the options and picks up five top tips from the world number
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5 tips - Making the mark
Sep 2013 p98-99  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Terry Hutchinson
Description: Performance - 5 tips
When you're heading downwind for that leeward mark, how can you be sure to make the mark and keep your speed up. Terry Hutchinson offers five tips on how you can do just that.
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5 tips - Sailing deep under A-sail
Sep 2015 p102-103  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique / Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: Jonty Sherwill speaks to Peter Kay
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Asymmetric spinnakers are allowing us to sail deeper than ever. Jonty Sherwill asked sailmaker Peter Kay for his downwind tips.
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5 tips - Surfing
Nov 2014 p102-103  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Rob Greenhalgh
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Using waves to increase downwind speed is a dinghy skill useful in big boats too. Jonty Sherwill asks dinghy sailor and Volvo Ocean Race winner Rob Greenhalgh for his tips.
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5 tips - Taking a penalty
Mar 2015 p94-95  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Jonty Sherwill speaks to Ian Williams
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Knowing when and why to take a penalty can get lost in the heat of competition. Jonty Sherwill asked top match racer Ian Williams for his tips.
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5 tips - The bear away
Sep 2014 p116-117  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical / Races & racing / Racing technique / Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: Jonty Sherwill and Ian Williams
Description: Performance: 5 tips
A clean start and a good first beat may be the first steps to a successful race result, but there are rich pickings to be had at the windward mark. Jonty Sherwill asked top match racer Ian Williams for this five best tips for a smooth bear away.
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5 tips - The dip and the squeeze
Oct 2014 p108-109  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Jonty Sherwill and Ian Williams
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Dipping and squeezing are essential techniques for untangling yourself from the competition, especially on the first upwind leg. Jonty Sherwill asked top match racer Ian Williams for his top tips.
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5 tips - The drop
Nov 2015 p88-89  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical / Racing technique
Author: Jonty Sherwill speaks to Guy Salter
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Jonty Sherwill asks crew boss Guy Salter for his tips on getting round the bottom mark without too much drama.
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5 tips - The gybe set
Dec 2013 p88-89  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Jonty Sherwill and Ian Williams
Description: Performance: 5 tips
The choice of a bear away or a gybe set spinnaker hoist can be pivotal to a good race result. Jonty Sherwill outlines the basics, while match race champion Ian Williams gives his tips for when to go for the gybe set.
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5 tips - The leeward mark
May 2015 p96-97  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Columnist / Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Jonty Sherwill speaks to Mark Rushall
Description: Performance: 5 tips
All the good work of the first lap can be undone at the leeward mark. Jonty Sherwill asked coach Mark Rushall for his 5 tips.
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5 tips - The port and starboard cross
Dec 2015 p92-93  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Jonty Sherwill speaks to Ian Williams
Description: Performance: 5 tips
It's the simplest of rules, but just keeping clear would be to miss out on some tactical options. Jonty Sherwill asked match racer Ian Williams for his tips.
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5 tips for a good start
Jun 2013 p88-89  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Terry Hutchinson
Description: Performance - 5 tips for a good race start
If a good start is the key to good race, the last tack into the start and the first 60 seconds out of it are crucial, explains top America's Cup sailor and one-time J/24 world champion Terry Hutchinson.
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5 tips on course side
Oct 2013 p100-101  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Ian Williams and Jonty Sherwill
Description: Performance - 5 tips
An OCS can ruin your series as much as your day, but it can also be hard to avoid. Jonty Sherwill sets the scene and World Match Racing champion Ian Williams on how to reduce loss - or even gain advantage.
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5 tips to avoid a Chinese gybe
Mar 2014 p92-93  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Handling / Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique / Seamanship & safety
Author: Jonty Sherwill
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Spinning out to leeward or what it known as a Chinese gybe can often be avoided. Jonty Sherwill outlines the scenario while Tim Powell offers his five top tips to keep your boat under control.
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65.45 knots - How we smashed the glass ceiling
Feb 2013 p30-37  (8.00 pages)
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Category: Construction & design / Profile / Race & racing / Racing technique
Author: Paul Larsen
Description: Sailrocket's speed record - When Paul Larsen's outlandish machine 'Vestas Sailrocket 2' smashed the world sailing speed record it was the biggest step forward ever recoded and left experts scratching their heads.
Matthew Sheahan finds out how the projects started with models and studies in hydrodynamics and ended up with a pencil and a hacksaw.
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Advice on heading down the mine and avoiding a pitchpole
May 2016 p90-91  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical / Racing technique / Seamanship & safety
Author: Paul Larsen
Description: Practical image: Heading 'down the mine'
Paul Larsen, explains what's happening in the image of Extreme 40 Red Bull nosediving during the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff 2015. Larsen offers tips and advice on the best way to handle the situation and to help avoid a pitchpole.
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All Hands On Deck
Oct 1992 p110-112  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Racing technique / Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: Stuart Quarrie
Description: Part 6: Mainsheet Trimmer
With so much power developed by the modern mainsail, the task of trimming is of paramount importance to boat speed. Stuart describes the requirements for this strenuous job. (Mast tune, trimming upwind, trim reaching, trim running, gybing)
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All Hands On Deck
Dec 1992 p112-114  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Racing technique
Author: Stuart Quarrie
Description: Part 8: Tactician
This is the crewmember who calls the shots during a race and he or she will affect your placing more than any other. Stuart describes the task of the tactician and outlines some winning strategies.
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All Hands On Deck
Jan 1993 p114-116  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Racing technique
Author: Stuart Quarrie
Description: Part 9: Helmsman
In the penultimate article in his series about the role of individual members of a racing crew, Stuart discusses the special qualities needed for steering a boat to her best potential.
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All Hands On Deck, Part: 1 Bowman
May 1992 p94-96  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Racing technique
Author: Stuart Quarrie
Description: NOT Bowman boats but the tasks of a bowman on deck
A brand new series by Stuart Quarrie on how to improve crew performance and learn from the experts the right way to enhance your season's racing.
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Apps for racing
Jun 2013 p84-86  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Electronics / Gear & equipment / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Matthew Sheahan
Description: Performance - Apps for racing
It's all about apps these days, it seems, and some useful racing apps are finding their way onto the decks of weekend racers. Matthew Sheahan discovers what's popular out on the racecourse.
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Argy bargy
Jul 2012 p16-19  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Cruise account / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Ray Bulman
Description: Real life - Barge racing
Piloting a 20-tonne barge down the Thames with nothing but an oar? Ray Bulman visited the annual Barge Driving Race to see how this traditional skill is being kept alive.
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Around The Race Course
Feb 1991 p98-100  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Racing technique
Author: Stuart Quarrie
Description: Part 2: Start
Deciding where to place your boat on the start line and then threading your way there through a crowded fleet is no mean feat, but Stuart offers some tips. Starboard bias, port bias, no bias, after the start, reaching starts, running starts.
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