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Dabchicks – 60 years old in 2016

The Dabchick, our iconic South African designed sailing dinghy, will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2016. Our dream is to have a fleet of at least 60 Dabbies taking part in the 2016 Dabchick Youth Nationals. In order to achieve … Continue reading

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Dinghy sailing – what to wear

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Radical Kite wave sailing

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Sailing watches – the finalbeat.com

Here’s some things to look out for: A sailing-specific countdown – Most countdowns beep when the countdown has finished, for obvious reasons. The good thing about having a sailing-specific countdown is that the beep as each minute passes, and then … Continue reading

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Northern region Annual Disco Prizegiving – 30 th May 2015

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Helm, Trim, and Heel – ByMike Ingham

A smooth, efficient turn requires the input from the sails, hull, foils, and crew. Finding the right amount of each takes time and practice. While coaching at the 2013 J/24 Worlds in Ireland, I watched a highly competitive fleet round … Continue reading

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Terry’s Tip: Faster Leeward-Mark Exit ByTerry Hutchinson

A clean exit around the leeward mark requires a few consistent parts: a timely douse, good sail trim, proper rudder load, and a smooth, consistent rate of turn. In any competitive fleet a good rounding can be a make or … Continue reading

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How to Sail Like a Corinthian – ByTerry Hutchinson

At a recent Melges 20 event we had a close situation at a top mark where we fouled another boat and if we did not foul it felt close. Nothing was said; both boats bore away, set kites and went … Continue reading

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Some more Tips by Michael Storer

Sailing skills I have sailed most types of boats at some time or another, sometimes with quite good results – so I have confidence in my general sailing ability. My bibles have always been Eric Twiname’s books. They both have … Continue reading

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Some Tips for you

Before you start on your dinghy sailing training plan, read the guide from Olympic silver-medalist Joe Glanfield as to how you can improve your sailing. Dinghy sailing can be a great way to improve your body’s levels of health and … Continue reading

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