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50 Rules to Sail by in 2012 - Week 18 - Communicate Clearly


One of the easiest ways to lose a sailboat race is to not communicate clearly. Whether its with other boats on the course, as we talked about in Week 11, or within your own boat, any words between sailors should be concise, effective and with the other sailorís interest in mind. Because Iíve talked about communication with other boats so much Iím going to focus on internal communication within one boat for this weekís rule.

From 420s to 100 footers, the effectiveness of our communication with one and other can be critical to the outcome of our day on the racecourse. Effective communication on the boat can be summed up in three easy steps:


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