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Hints & Tips


This 'Hints and Tips' section of the NZ Sailing Website should be of major benefit to both club sailors and those on the National or International circuit.  Steve Cockerill has spent many hours on the water coaching to Olympic level and has now put his accumulated knowledge onto his Boat Whisperer DVD .  Alternatively a selection of articles and information sheets can be found below.

Blackers- Worlds-2006
We also have hints from Michael Blackburn the amazing Master who won the 2006 Open Laser World Championships. 

 

 
 
   
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A vision for the future - Steve Cockerill talks to the press at the London Boat Show 2006

 
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Extreme Weather Sailing - Steve Cockerill takes a look at some of the techniques required to survive in strong winds.

 
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Clothing for all conditions - Steve Cockerill takes a look at how technology has transformed the gear we wear.

 
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Hiking can be hard work but incorrect technique can harm your body - Steve looks at different hiking styles.

 
 
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Steve talks about upwind kinetics and how to avoid falling foul of rule 42.

 
 
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Using a compass - it's simply a numbers game!

 
 
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Boat trim - much overlooked but can make a major difference to your boat speed.

 
 
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Experience the 4th Dimension - sailing 'by the lee' explained to avoid those wobbly runs.

 
 
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The art of tacking smoothly - how to break this manoeuvre into simple steps.

 
 
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The un-stayed rig explained - Steve looks at the features of the Laser rig

 
 
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Tuning the RS300 - Steve explains what it takes to make this wonderful boat go fast.

 
 
   
The Fin what you need to know
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Rooster Polilite Mainsheet - Steve explains the concept behind our Olympic Gold Medal winning rope.

 
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The Rooster Carbon Tiller for the Laser - Steve explains why this tiller performs so well.

 
 
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This information sheet gives some tips on getting the most out of your Rooster Laser Carbon Tiller .

 
 
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Michael Blackburn's Secrets .  Find out how a Master wins the Open Laser Worlds

 
 
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Ever wondered how to splice modern ropes with a fid? This information sheet explains all with plenty of pictures.

 
 
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Advice on where to place your Tell Tales on a Laser sail.

 
 
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Boat Insurance - how Rooster can help in the event of a claim.

 
 
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Fixing tips for the Rooster Laser padded toestrap and adjustment rope.

 
 
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Care instructions for your dry suit/top seals.

 
 
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The 'new 'Laser control lines explained.

 
 
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How to rig the Laser 6:1 cunningham...

 
 
 

How to rig the Laser Outhaul...

 
 
 

How to care for your Laser Cetreboard & Rudder...

 
 
   
 
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