Team Volvo Tips : Laser Hiking with Nick Thompson

Improve your Laser sailing techniques with tips from top British Sailing Team sailor Nick Thompson. Through Volvo’s sponsorship of the British Sailing Team, we individually support the top members of the team helping to drive their professional campaigns. For more information about Volvo and sailing please visit our website: www.volvocars.co.uk/sailing

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Improve your Laser sailing techniques with tips from top British Sailing Team sailor Nick Thompson. Through Volvo’s sponsorship of the British Sailing Team, we individually support the top members of the team helping to drive their professional campaigns. For more information about Volvo and sailing please visit our website: www.volvocars.co.uk/sailing

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Indigomarine91
Indigomarine91 - 2 years ago
Dude was born to do this
hiro japa
hiro japa - 3 years ago
I like this movie I am always watching on my way home from work
fingalslastpint
fingalslastpint - 3 years ago
That much tiller movement causes drag, its likely just to show us how to keep loose
PatDaBunnyLego
PatDaBunnyLego - 3 years ago
Why is he steering so hard? Don't tell me that's compensation because his boat is turning quite a bit



That must be slow too.
Tim Gopro Edits
Tim Gopro Edits - 3 years ago
Stop skulling
Mason Mitchell
Mason Mitchell - 3 years ago
He's using the subtle movements back and forth to correct for weather helm.
Tim Gopro Edits
Tim Gopro Edits - 3 years ago
Mate You don't know hat your on about and btw wtf are u on about
Scarlett Oliver
Scarlett Oliver - 3 years ago
Its not skulling as the rudder is not being used to propel the boat as such. Instead he is using the rudder to assist with lifting the bow over the wave, in addition to some body kinetics. If you had sailed a laser or any other boat to any level you would know that. Don't critique what you don't understand.
Jonathan Shore
Jonathan Shore - 3 years ago
How to use kinetics with nick Thompson
artgen23
artgen23 - 3 years ago
what about rules?))))
Scarlett Oliver
Scarlett Oliver - 3 years ago
This is legal. It's not skulling. A jury boat would not bat an eye lid.
Edward Backman
Edward Backman - 3 years ago
Why is he playing his main so much? I thought you're supposed to stay two blocked upwind in those conditions
Scarlett Oliver
Scarlett Oliver - 3 years ago
You're correct, but its a demonstration. In 12-15 knots you can and should be block to block. He is demonstrating easing the sheet which you would do in windier conditions or when footing.
dave hauni
dave hauni - 4 years ago
how tall are you( in order to regulate)
George Cousins
George Cousins - 3 years ago
Nick is 5 11'

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Toshinari Takayanagi
Toshinari Takayanagi - 4 years ago
Could someone explain how and why Nick is steering this way? He pushes and pulls the tiller extension fairly hard and in certain rhythm. At what timing he pushes the tiller extension (such as hitting the wave?) and pulls it back? Also, what happens if we hold the tiller extension around the center line and does not steer much?
fingalslastpint
fingalslastpint - 2 years ago
Its called ‘sculling’ its a basic sailing technique
Hans Wiosna
Hans Wiosna - 2 years ago
Z hu
Sam Mckay
Sam Mckay - 2 years ago
Effectively, pulling the tiller to windward whilst moving weight forward will place the bow back down and the water after being thrown up by a wave. Likewise, pushing the tiller away whilst moving weight backwards will help get the bow up as to not slam the wave so hard. When sailing upwind in waves a little leeward heel helps the rudder be more effective at controlling the height of bow, be sure to flatten the boat again through calmer patches of water :)
Manuel José Fernandes Lucas
Manuel José Fernandes Lucas - 4 years ago
the steering is for the waves so when the bow hits the bottom of the wave push the tiller and weight out and aft when you re "climbing" the wave body forward twards the bow and pull the tiller.
international sailing academy has great videos on youtube explaining how to do it
Joseph Tonen
Joseph Tonen - 4 years ago
Because when your boat heels, it heads up towards irons. He is using the tiller to counter-act the heading up
Elltielle
Elltielle - 4 years ago
you would have to do more work with your body i think.
He steers, so the boat stays straight up and the weight stays staible. (sry for my bad englisch ;) )
Craig McLean
Craig McLean - 5 years ago
Great video! What type devices are you using to record the voice audio?
Can Kayrak
Can Kayrak - 5 years ago
Thanks Nick and Volvo :)

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