How to - Optimist Accelerating


Double Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson shares her top tips on how to bring your boat up to full speed quickly, within the rules and under full control.

To recap:

  • Head up towards the wind
  • Take out the slack in mainsheet
  • Heel the boat toward leeward
  • Accelerate the boat smoothly

Quick check list…

  • Close Reach
  • Power Pause
  • Leeward Heel
  • Accelerate

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