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    Posted: 02 Nov 12 at 2:21pm
Not a coach comment but sound advice when allowing me to sail my Mirror round to Cowes from Wootton Creek for the first time when I was about 10.
 
"If you get in trouble whatever you do stay with the boat. The RNLI can see a boat better than your head."
 
Of course that was in the days when it wasnt frowned upon to allow your kids to venture out alone without rescue cover. I am sure my parents checked the weather forecast before I was allowed to go but I dont remember any misgivings about the venture. It was all part of our Cowes Dinghy Week experience.
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If your legs don't hurt you aren't hiking hard enough, if they do hurt you arent fit enough!
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Personal favourite from 420 days: "Right, when you're crewing, you need to be a bit grrr, but a bit ninja at the same time..."
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Originally posted by iGRF

How to win? Spend your formative years racing with the tactical elite board sailing squadron, then sail faster than any yella welly. 

How do you do that? Sail your boat/board faster then everyone else over a shorter distance using lee bow effective and maximising the salinity effect against the Laser class.

How do you do that? Post unrepentant nonsense on internet forums and never, I repeat, never grace your split wetsuited ass to the side deck of something as lame as  Cirrus/Devoti iCon

Simples.

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How to win? Finish the course before everyone else.

How do you do that? Sail your boat/board faster then everyone else over a shorter distance.

How do you do that? Learn how the wind blows, so it blows on you better than it does on everyone else.

Simples.
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not from a coach, but before the last race in a bad event, i rafted up with my mate who told me simply to 'get in front then stay in front'... I came 4th that race :D
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Post Options Post Options   Quote themeaningoflife Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 12 at 11:18pm
"Keep it flat or you'll die" 29er TT squad coach in mental conditions, seemingly being serious.

"How to win? Sail faster than everyone else" From RYA racing exec officer when asked what was the mentality needed to win a race.
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not from a coach, but one multi-Endeavour winning helm when asked how to point higher responds "push the tiller away from you"
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pondmonkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 12 at 10:19pm
I had one of the gits catch me buying chocolate milk and a snickers bar rather than going for morning PT at Grafham regional training once, he made me run laps of the car park as a punishment.... Oh how I laughed when karma stole his gold medal on the Nothe this summer.

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I've had that shouted at me and also seen the youtube vid :)
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