The next time you find yourself behind the helm during a night race, remember these 3 quick tips:
- Try to achieve a state of mind where you are focused but relaxed. Really try to stay in the present and avoid distractions.
- Focus on maintaining a constant angle of heel, so head up slightly when the boat is too flat, and bear away when you have too much heel.
- Mark the spin sheet with white tape so you can trim consistently. In the puffs you should be a little eased, and in the lulls slightly tighter.