Royal Forth Yacht Club
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Evening Talk – Sailing fast and efficient

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lewis Smith, RFYC

Lewis Smith is now in the RYA Youth squad, sailing a Laser Radial, and has learned a lot about how to sail fast and efficiently, ideal sail trim for different directions and wind conditions, etc. Modern techniques and knowledge have advanced significantly, and Lewis has kindly agreed to share his tips.

Having grown up learning to sail at Royal Forth Yacht Club, Lewis Smith has excelled in his chosen sport. Despite having to travel very long distances, mostly supported by the family, he has medalled in the 2015 RYA Scotland Winter Championships, and is now in the RYA UK Youth squad, sailing a Laser Radial.

None of this would have been possible without thinking hard about how to sail fast and efficiently, practising hard, testing himself against better competitors, and keeping an optimal mind-set.

Lewis’s technique takes into account modern techniques and knowledge, and he has been inspired by the UK’s greatest living sailor, Sir Ben Ainslie.

Lewis will talk about how anyone, whether cruiser or racer, can Sail fast and efficiently. He will also delve deep into the mind-set of an athlete and how to face set backs.

Lewis will focus on four key topics:

  • Practice makes perfect
  • Keeping a positive mind-set
  • Race strategy and tactics
  • Lots of small things make a big difference

Bar open from 7. Talk starts at 7.30

All RFYC and FCYC members and their guests are welcome!



Tuesday, March 15, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Granton Middle Pier
EDINBURGH, Scotland EH5 1AF United Kingdom
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