We sailed with UK solo sailor Alan Roberts at Cowes Week 2015, where we were able to glean some valuable advice for the growing fleet of sailors that are taking to shorthanded sailing.

During Cowes Week 2015, I had the chance to sail with rising star Alan Roberts on his 33ft Magma Structures sonspored Beneteau Figaro. Roberts finished 9th in the gruelling Solitaire du Figaro earlier this year, the best result for a British skipper in the last 40 years.
Here are 10 top tips he gave during our day together.


Use processes

Think through every manoeuvre you will do, what the process is and practice it.