Chasing after a spot on a team can be exhilarating and rewarding; it can also be disappointing and devastating.
Frostbiting in Lasers, the guy in front of me hit the weather mark. Thinking perhaps he hadn't seen it, I let him know, "You hit the mark!" He did his penalty, but for the next leg and a half of the race course, he screamed at me, telling me to sail my own race. I felt the impulse to [...]
If you take some time off this winter, that doesn't mean that you have to stop training altogether. Serious sailors do physical conditioning in the off-season, but what about mental conditioning? One skill I frequently tackle with sailors is mental imagery...seeing in your mind's eye what it is you want to do, whether it's big picture strategy, sailing new [...]