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Expert Sailors

Jochen Schümann

"Chance and Risk - the topic would have to be structured"

Jochen Schümann, a prominent visitor at the"boot 2017" in Düsseldorf and much sought after interview guest, took time to visit "Tactical Sailing" and get the latest information regarding the program that he and our Tactical Sailing Team had discussed last year. Our discussion had covered a very important aspect in regatta sailing, namely, the relevance of "Reward and Risk" and "Gain and Loss" situations in competitions. "This topic must be structured" was Jochen's professional opinion of the complexity of this problem. Thereupon our Tactical Sailing Team began analysing all written articles on this subject that could enable them to program a corresponding simulation. We were delighted that we could present Jochen with our first results of this highly complex topic.
With the Tactical Sailing Version from October 2017 (1.171.016), the software contains new virtual "Wind System-2". Thus, in wind shifts immediately "risk and chance" on "gain" or "loss" can be calculated.

Abby Ehler

"What a great tool for teaching youngsters, professionals and oldies alike."

Abby Ehler had the opportunity to trial and test the TacticalSailing software at the Boot Düsseldorf. "What a great tool for teaching youngsters, professionals and oldies alike, to visualise what happens out on our 'playground' the shifts, gain & loss, and pressure." Paul Gerbecks who has masterminded this software is extremely passionate about the benefits this can offer to up and coming sailors in addition to their on water training.‬ See more info from Abby Ehler on facebook.

Mat Belcher & Will Ryan (AUS 11)

"I will definitely continue to use this game in the lead up to the Olympics"

Mat: "It's not an easy game. I've been really intrigued by it. First up, I must be honest I thought this was just another tactical sailing game being produced on the sailing market, but this game has real merit and hones your tactical skills. The complexity of the game is really up to you and what you are looking to get out of it. I will definitely continue to use this game in the lead up to the Olympics next year (2012)." See Mat & Will at facebook.

Andreas Kosmatopoulus

"Tactical Sailing is lot's more than a game!"

"It's an educational tool with reference to the fundamentals of tactics, positioning and strategy. It keeps your brain "sailing active" without getting wet or cold and it can be used as a warm up tool before major events. Tactical sailing due to the updates and the input of great sailors and coaches turns to be a central reference of our sport. There are a lot of thinks that can be learned in front of a screen and a keyboard".
Andreas Kosmatopoulos 470 World Champion (GRE). Member of 470 International M.C. Technical advisor Interacáo Global BRA Elite coach. Andreas Kosmatopoulos is a member of the National Greek team since 1982 in various classes and five times Olympian (1992-2008) in Double Handed class.

Joachim Hellmich

"The Coach's Tools are extremely useful for training at the Heinz Nixdorf Verein - Academy (HNV)."

"It was a great start for the HNV-Academy, which began on the weekend of the 24.-25.3.2017. Perfect weather, super teams, excellent mastering of the boats and interesting discussions. My thanks are given to all". Joachim (Jocky) coached the juniors personally. On the lake he coached with the new motor boat (a converted Catamaran) alongside the J / 70s. In the seminar room he gave valuable tips emerging from his highly successful sailing career. World Champion in class "Europe", his commitment to the preparations for the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games as well as being Coach to the German National "Starboat" Team. Being Project Manager for the German Sailing Champions League means he also has a vast amount of experience of League-sailing with the J / 70. With his great enthusiasm for tactical sailing, he is now passing this knowledge on to the Juniors (16-21) of the newly founded HNV-Academy. For example: Success or failure, being first to round the windward mark "... Begins 10 minutes before the start", explains Jocky to his Juniors at the Tactic Seminar on Mac. (See interesting tips as Video-Clip).

Chance and Risk - Zone with gain and loss calculation

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