Racing is one of the most demanding activities on the water - and one of the best ways to improve your skills. It requires solid boat handling, performance sail handling & sail trim, teamwork, strategy, tactics, concentration, quick thinking under pressure, and a good understanding of the racing rules.

I have over 40 years experience racing boats from 8' to 65'. If you're new to racing I can get you started safely and comfortably in club racing and build your skills from there. If you have race experience I can help improve your racing.

Skills we might work on include:

  • Fine-tuning sail trim

  • Sail selection and management

  • Performance tacks & jibes

  • Crew roles and coordination

  • Performance steering

  • Racing strategy and tactics

  • Racing navigation

  • Sailing Instruments

  • Racing rules

  • Post race analysis

Whether you are a keen competitive racer or somebody who enjoys participation in casual club races, there is always something to learn. I would be happy to help you get the best out of your boat and your crew.

Strategy, Tactics and Post-Race Analysis:

Successful racing takes strategic planning and an understanding of tactics. It also benefits from post-race analysis to determine what went right, what went wrong, and whether the strategy and tactics worked. With todays tools, I don't have to be onboard with you to help you improve your race performance. If you want to improve your finishes, contact me and let's talk.