December was a pretty excellent month. Tillerman named my blog The Best Sailing Blog on the Planet for 2014, which was pretty amazing. A sailing coach in New Zealand wrote that this website is "providing a great resource of sailing information". And it marked the anniversary of when the site went live.
Here's December's collection of interesting bits and bobs from Twitter.
- Got 6 hours to spare? Of course you have. Well, here are the Medal Races from the ISAF World Cup Final to fill those hours:
What's that? You haven't got 6 hours to spare? Jeez. Here are the video links for the various fleets:
- This is a very honest and useful piece on dealing with nerves, improving mental strength and achieving goals (via @Enda_McNulty).
- This is gold dust for Foiling Moth sailors. World Champion (and 49er Olympic Gold Medallist) Nathan Outteridge has put together a bunch of tutorials on the boat (via @scuttbutt):
Here's the links for the five tutorials:
- Chris Hoy knows a bit about setting goals (and achieving them). This Q&A is very good - especially with 2015 just starting.
- Some useful tips on rig set-up
- Planning your sailing for 2014? This is useful for North American Laser sailors...
- ...and Finn sailors should take a look at the website for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup
- The more I learn about Tom Slingsby, the more I like him. This is a really good interview.
- Great to see Annalise Murphy (Irish Laser Radial sailor) featuring in this #WomenInSport video
- I'm interested in rules compliance in sailing - and this article has some useful ideas on the topic
- This has nothing to do with sailing, but it would make reading the paper a lot easier: