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Two bits of advice from me.
1) It's time to read a couple of books if your serious about racing, get start to win by Eric Twiname for starters then there are others, there's a guy who posts here has written one and being a dement I've forgotten it, but it'll probably come to me later.

2) Yorkshire? Seek out the Escrit brothers, they'll set you straight as to what to do Keith or Ian spent their lives doing proper things like windsurfing first, then dinghy sailing, the way it should happen. As to the boat get something that's faster than whatever is being sailed at your local club that way you get to keep up with the good people at the front and watch what they do, mimic how they sail (body language stuff, tactics etc) then when you feel you're up to it, by all means get what they're sailing and see if you can still do it. Don't fall into the trap of buying the same as everyone else first, you'll forever be at the back, get dispirited and eventually give up.
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Originally posted by iGRF

Two bits of advice from me.
1) It's time to read a couple of books if your serious about racing, get start to win by Eric Twiname for starters then there are others, there's a guy who posts here has written one and being a dement I've forgotten it, but it'll probably come to me later.

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Not my book just promoting for Clive (who did used to hang around here).


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"Club sailor" is a good book (I have bought it) but you probably don't need both it and Start To Win as they cover much of the same ground. IMHO, Start To Win has the edge (but maybe I'm biased as I have had a copy of "Start To Win" since the early '70s).

Keith and Ian Escrit have pedigree (IIRC, Keith was Div 1 World Champion and Ian runner up back in the day) and were very approachable. They both sail at Yorkshire Dales (and were instrumental in opening Grimworth up to windsurfers and dinghy sailors).


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