Latest RYA Dinghy Show video interview

We talk Laser sailing with British Sailing Team's Nick Thompson

The latest RYA Dinghy Show video interview is now available to view

Following on from his extremely popular main stage talk at the RYA Dinghy Show on getting the most out of your Laser, this month we hear from British Sailing Team Laser sailor Nick Thompson who has campaigned in not one, not two but three Olympic cycles!   

Nick chats to RYA Youth Racing Manager Duncan Truswell about his laser sailing career and where it all started; why laser sailing is so popular and how to avoid catastrophes out on the water.  

Nick also shares his thoughts on how to improve your hiking skills, what makes the best sailors the very best and what kind of training is needed to be an effective Laser sailor, as well as sharing some top tips to get the most out of your sailing.  We also try and find out who Nick has his eyes on in the ranks of young Laser sailors as potential future stars.      

This interview is the fourth instalment in a series of nine monthly video interviews filmed at the RYA Dinghy Show 2013 with a new video being issued each month focusing on one of the main stage talks or coaching area sessions with the presenters answering questions relating to their talks.  

The interviews will be available to view on the RYA Dinghy Show website and Facebook page   

Future releases…

  • August  - Dinghy cruiser Ralph Roberts talks about the joys of dinghy cruising and things you need to consider when choosing a good cruising dinghy and making preparations for your trip
  • September  - The RYA’s Sport Development Manager Jon White and Jayne Morris from Club of the Year finalists’ Salcombe YC, chat about the Club of the Year competition 
  • October - Dinghy historian David Henshall takes you through the 50 year history of the Mirror dinghy
  • November - RYA Physio Matt McGovern provides a few quick exercises you can do at home during the winter months to keep you sailing fit
  • December - Duncan Truswell, RYA Youth Development manager, sheds some light on the RYA’s youth and junior racing programmes  

Also available to view 

‘Getting a good start with Paralympic Gold medallist Helena Lucas’ -

#Start line secrets with British Sailing Team member Nick Thompson' -

‘Partnership, sailing heroes, winning medals and more with  Luke Patience and Joe Glanfield’ -      

The RYA Dinghy Show 2014 takes place at Alexandra Palace, London over the weekend of 01-02 March. 

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Article Published: July 30, 2013 14:20

Article Updated: March 31, 2016 12:26


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