Jonathan’s Sailboat Blog 2nd October

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Learning to sail

I was reading an article this morning about hoe to attract youngsters to sailing and how to keep their interest in sailboat racing when their peers have no interest in sailing. I know when i started to sail I was very lucky as my parents took me to Newquay every summer and I learnt to sail from an early age surrounded by youngsters of a similar age all keen on sailboat racing. And of course we saw sailors in the 20s, 30s,40s and older so sailboat racing became a part of my life.

Olympic sailors

I was really please when we received the recent review by Nigel Cochrane the Candaian Olymic Team coach who said

“The Wot-tac was an invaluable tool for me as a coach at the Olympic Games in London 2012.  It was the most reliable coaching aid I had and it allowed me to quickly analyze the course orientation and which end of the line was favoured.  I would highly recommend this device for any serious coach or keelboat racer or even possibly a dinghy sailor if they were able to keep it close at hand.”

And we also had another review from David Wright of the Canadian Olympic team

It is a very innovative and simple device that eliminates any doubt in your math to give you the precise geometry quickly and easily”

I’ve always known that the wot-tac should be an indispensable part of every sailboat racers kitbag.


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wot-tac explained

Using the wot-tac is simple.

  • First, find the bearing of the true wind direction.
  • Second, set the bearing into the dial, which clicks every five degrees and then
  • Move the pointer arm to the same bearing.

wot-tac is ready!

Use it once you’ll never sail without it