5th in a Series of Six Videos on Making You a Better Sailor
This is the fifth of a series of six Videos that are based on Rick White's Sailing Seminars. The last one will come out in the near future so the entire series will be available.
This fifth video deals with nearly every aspect of Downwind Sailing -- a good "How to" for the beginner/novice to the experienced racer. It will teach you how really get that cat roaring downwind. It includes learning to do the Wild Thing, the Mild Thing, and for you "Rocket-Ride Lovers," how to use Spinnakers, Hooters, E-O Snuffers and Reachers.
You will learn to:
- Set sail trim quickly and jibe fast
- Read the telltales for maximum speed
- Do the Wild Thing (fly downwind)
- Do the Mild Thing (for ligher winds)
- Do a spinnaker set, jibe and takedown
- Use the Hooter/Screacher/Reacher
- Use an E-O Snuffer
There are some awesome shots in this video, especially thanks to our exclusive "tiller cam" shots.
This is the very first Professionally done catamaran teaching video that has ever been put on the market. We sincerely hope you enjoy it!
If you have any doubts about the value of Rick's Seminars, here is a typical letter sent to him:
I have to thank you. I attended your Spray Beach N.J. seminar this past May (1999) and I have only raced in two regattas. But I have really improved. I used the drills that I learned from you to help train my Special Olympic Athletes. Every one of them won a medal. The first day was the divisional races to sort out the crews by skill level. We ran two races that day and I placed 2nd and 4th out of 45 boats! My typical finish is in the bottom third. Not any more. I was so thrilled after the second race. Unfortunately my crew informed me that we need to do something about that fourth place finish. Ignorance can be bliss, but it can also be very demanding. He viewed 4th out of 45 as needing improvement. To me it meant I finally can compete.
My second regatta was a Hobie Regatta where I sailed in B Fleet on my Hobie 16. I have been sailing B Fleet for the last 3 years and my best finish ever was a fourth out of seven boats. I am used to finishing in the bottom third, praying not to be DFL. Well this time I finished second. I was one point away out of first. I was sailing against many of the people who I was used to finishing behind. To me this was incredible. I have never sailed so well before. It was a light air regatta. The winds for most of the races were between 5 and 8 mph. I weigh 235 by myself and my crew weighs 145. Remember we were on a Hobie 16 in light air.
To make it even sweeter I was sailing the event with a 16 year old Special Olympian. It was truly a special moment for me. Thank you so much for all that you were able to pass on to me. In those drills on the water it may have seemed like nothing was sinking in while you were pointing out what I was doing wrong. I guess enough of it sunk in.
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