Hiking top tips - Laser sailing star Nick Thompson shares his secrets 

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Improve your technique and racing prowess with four-time Laser World Championship medallist Nick Thompson's top tips for hiking sailors.

Thompson shares his tips on how to ensure your toe and foot strap position is just right, and how to use your quad muscles and body positioning to best effect to work the boat and counter those waves.

The rest is down to you - hike hard!