TOPIC: Secrets to why Figaro sailors are the Masters of Offshore
Monday, 13 March, 1800 hours UTC: Q&A Call with Alan Roberts, Solo Soldier in pursuit of Offshore Excellence
French Figaro sailors, whether past or present, seem to do very well on the fully-crewed offshore circuit. So what makes them so good? Coming from a strong dinghy background with multiple championship titles to his name, British sailor Alan Roberts has spent the past decade immersing himself in French offshore racing culture, learning by competing against the best of the best in the Figaro scene as he works his way towards a Vendée Globe campaign.
Alan has become in demand as a very effective consultant on fully-crewed offshore projects where he tends to operate in the tactician or navigator role. The shorthanded nature of the Figaro forces a sailor to set strict priorities about what’s the most important focus at any given moment of a race. It also teaches a level of intensity and focus that he feels is often missing from the mentality of offshore sailors.
According to Alan, every second and every metre of advantage counts, and knowing how to up the intensity and maintain that level of focus are key skills that he aims to impart to every team that he works with. This is what Road To Gold’s Andy Rice and Hamish Willcox will be quizzing Alan about during a live, interactive chat with the British sailor.
Some of the things we’ll be talking to Alan about:
- Focus on the highest priorities
- Share your plan with the team
- Swap roles in training
- Train even when you’re on the train!
- Check you have the rigth risk:reward ratio
Join Road To Gold for a free Zoom call and a 60-minute Q&A session with Alan to learn how to apply his hard-earned experience to your own sailing ventures.
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Here’s the link for the Q&A call with Alan Roberts
Join Zoom Meeting with Alan Roberts
Meeting ID: 897 5742 6204
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