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World Class sailing coaching, tactics and racing rules expertise
Working with sailors at all levels, I will help you achieve your sailing and coaching goals.


Top sailors never stop learning. If you want to improve your racing, whether at club or championship level, a world class sailing coach can make a huge difference.

Mark Rushall qualified mentor


To succeed in sport and business, we all need to challenge our thinking. For both coaches and sailors there are immense benefits in having a personal mentor.

Coaching videos and DVDs

Smart RS400 DVD is the latest in Rushall Sailing’s series of Masterclass coaching videos. See some sample video clips in the Resources section or check out our shop.

Sailing strategy and tactics
Author of RYA Tactics, I also produce articles and video content to simplify racing rules and race winning tactics.

Latest blogs

RYA Tactics Has Gone To The Printers!

RYA Tactics has gone to the printers!

As Douglas Adams said: "I love deadlines: I love the swooshing noise they make as…

Reflections On Coaching Styles

Reflections on coaching styles

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember; involve me and…

Celebrating The Sailing Club Regatta

Celebrating the sailing club regatta

  An epic passage, a warm welcome, a racing area with new challenges and different…

Is Small Beautiful? I Think So!

Is small beautiful? I think so!

I left the rib at home and raced a couple of days of Cowes week…


“Working with Mark Rushall has made the biggest difference to our campaign, even bigger than all our technical projects put together! Behind the scenes, there is no one that goes above and beyond like he does. Mark inspires me to think outside the box, pushing me tactically whilst being supportive all at the same time! Without him, I don’t know where I would be, and someday I hope I can finally be mini Mark!!”



Mark was very helpful to us in understanding the correct strategy for
the sometimes complex cross tide at the 2017 Laser 4.7 Worlds in
Nieuwpoort. His boundless enthusiasm and deep knowledge are unmatched in
making the complex simple.

Best of all: Mark never gives a flat answer. Instead, he guides sailors
to the correct conclusions by asking counter-questions; Much more memorable!

Oliver Schönrock

I’m awaiting the written job offer, but if it is as discussed my mind is made up! It is time to stop swanning around the Med! Thank you very much for your time and mentoring. It was a great help and much appreciated. You are extremely good at it.

Phillippe Falle
Professional Yachtsman
Oman Sail Keelboat Squad

“Mark Rushall has been training us, Oman Sail, on the Tour Voile. We are a mixed crew of professionals and Omani sailors learning offshore racing. Mark has been really valuable for me as a skipper, to help have a clear view on situations. He’s always been very clear in his observations.

Mark also trained the Omanis on their 100% Omani regatta and he was also onboard with them on two occasions. Mark’s approach does fit well with the Omani mentality, as any learner, they need very simple explanations and tips. They also need someone who can say straight forward things with a gentle way – this is probably something that is one of Mark’s biggest characteristics. Thank you Mark, for your very valuable work with us.”

Smart Coaching DVDs

“The cool thing about working with Mark is that his broad based knowledge is second to none. Without a doubt one of the best coaches around. I know James and Frances (Peters) have always really benefited from working with him.

The Smart RS coaching DVD that Mark has produced recently for RS have really hit the spot. To my mind, Mark’s innate understanding of boats and rigs sets him apart, and with both huge experience in the racing dinghy business, and a cracking record of championships under his belt. He is never short of an opinion and always worth listening to!”



Nick Peters
Former owner & director RS Sailing
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