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.
Sailing strategy and tactics
Author of RYA Tactics, I also produce articles and video content to simplify racing rules and race winning tactics.
An epic passage, a warm welcome, a racing area with new challenges and different…
I left the rib at home and raced a couple of days of Cowes week…
After a couple of weeks catching breath in the UK, this October gave me the…
“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!”
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!
We didn’t do as much sailing before the Worlds as in previous years, mainly due to family and work commitments, but every day we sailed we made sure counted. We have also being sailing together for seven years now and that makes our communication in the boat strong.
However, the big turning point was definitely a coaching day with our ‘Coaching God’, Mark Rushall. He identified some issues in how we were setting up the rig and some shoddy techniques I had developed over the years. Those improvements not only made us faster, they also gave us a lot of belief in ourselves.
“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.”
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.