Ken Read and Nathan Outterridge run through the American Magic Capsize second by second to understand exactly how it happened.
Getting a high performance skiff like a 49er or 18-foot skiff downwind in big breeze and steep waves is one of the greatest challenges you’ll face, as anyone who watched the 49er Medal Race in the Qingdao Olympics will remember. Here are some of the techniques needed to help overcome this problem...
Double Olympic medallist Mitch Booth explains his approach to sailing catamarans upwind as rapidly as possible. "When you’re sailing a high-performance catamaran upwind, you’re looking to achieve neutral feel in the helm, perhaps a slight pull into the breeze. A good sign of ideal set-up is if you don’t have to move too much mainsheet...."
Big news across the sailing world is THAT capsize - Russell Coutts pitchpoling an AC45 in San Francisco, resulting in the three-time America’s Cup winner plunging headfirst through the wing sail. Justin and Andy also compare notes on their respective visits to Porto Cervo earlier this month - Andy for a windy Loro Piana Superyacht regatta and Justin for an equally blustery Audi Sailing Series Melges 32 event....
Are you signed up to Sailjuice Essential? It's our free monthly newsletter full of advice, tips and techniques from the world's best sailors. What's more, we'll send you a free copy of our ebook Sail Different – guaranteed to bring some fresh ideas to your sailing.
Click the button below and take your sailing to the next level!