Top helming tips to keep your yacht balanced

Fast helming is all about balance and finding easy speed, as Andy Beadsworth explains to Andy Rice According to Andy Beadsworth, when you’re helming the boat you’re not so much steering as ‘applying load to the tiller’. “Sometimes the boat heels over and the load comes on to the tiller or wheel, but you want […]

Read More

Flying High: What Pip Hare Did Next

After her incredible Vendée Globe, life has changed for solo sailor Pip Hare. She reveals what it’s like to live your dreams We hit a wave, the bow bouncing into the air. The roar reverberating from inside the covered cockpit intensifies and I look out of the bubble window to a wall of seemingly solid […]

Read More

Expert tips: How to win the start

Olympic gold medallist Robert Scheidt’s pre-start skills are legendary (just ask Ben Ainslie!). He shares tips on positioning to win with Andy Rice Robert Scheidt always used to start out of the middle of the line. That was in the days when he was the stand-out talent in the Laser single-handed dinghy, winning world titles […]

Read More