LOTS OF FUN AND TACTICS

Order the Game Against the Wind here: control a sailboat yourself and reach the finish line with lots of fun, strategy, and tactic along the way. Interactive - only one click on a PC (Win, Linux or Mac OS X).

 
 

Coaching for Beginners

Hans Schroecker (GER): "The visualization of the sailed path is very useful for beginners ..."

Hans Schroecker

Hans Schroecker, Optimist Coach: "Visualizing the sailed path is very useful for beginners. The children were shown what ‘luffing’, ‘bearing away’ and ‘beating' mean. One child made the same mistake on the PC as on the water - they didn't hold the tiller calmly, rather they rowed around wildly. Then, on the PC, we practiced what you need to do to steer a boat correctly."

Heiner Müller (GER): "Die Kinder können leichter lernen ..."

Heiner Mueller

Heiner Mueller, Optimist Coach: "Here the children can learn easier how to correctly round a buoy. On the water, they sail directly towards the buoy, but then immediately stand still in the wind. Now I can show them the optimal path on the PC, namely, to sail past the buoy first and then round it."
"Start Exercise: At the starting line I can simulate the situation with 8 boats and point out where to sail first, when should I turn. On the PC - I can show first, what we practice together on the water later on."

Beginner learn sailing on a PC

Beginners - luv up around a buoy correctly
Beginners - tack and jibe properly

Hans Schroecker: "The beginner exercises are very well done, very realistic behavior."

"Instead of learning knots: We exercise starting on PC"

Knots on the wall ...
Before the start ...
After the start signal
The Youngest ...

Order here Tactical Sailing Coach´s Toolbox - Design exercises yourself