Course 5 - Team, roles and training

Generally larger dinghys, boat and yachts are sailed by more than 1 person. Coordination and collaboration on board is therefore an element of great importance to both the experience among each individual crew member and to the team's performance in a race.
In this lesson we look at some successful approaches to teamwork on board, what challenges can be encountered and some suggestions on how to deal with them. The chapters include:

  • Roles onboard
  • Playbook -  a tool for great boat handling
  • Comms: The speed loop, calls and Decisions
  • Teamwork - The human factor
  • Training and debriefs

Distribution of roles, areas of responsibility and individual experience must be handled with care, and some good guidelines and approaches can make a world of difference.