Video Resources

Welcome to our video instruction and training page. These high-quality, concise and informative videos are designed to develop many of the key skills required for optimist sailing.From boat handling to boat speed, strategy and tactics, it’s all covered. Just click on the video below and enjoy!

A huge thank you to James Parker-Mowbray for allowing us to share this incredible resource. James is the ASC Performance Manager at ASC Performance Academy, Campione Univela site in Lake Garda, Italy. We’re very grateful to James!

How to roll tack an optimist

Gybing in different wind strengths

Improving your upwind boat speed in strong winds

Improving your upwind boat speed in light winds

Tips to improve your downwind wave surfing technique

The trigger pull – the most important pre-start manoeuvre

Important starting manoeuvre, the scoop

A detailed look of double tacking pre-start

How wind strength affects upwind strategy

How wind shifts affect upwind strategy

How tide affects strategy in turn

Upwind tactical decision-making

Please note: These videos are the copyright of James Parker-Mowbray and ASC.

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