A wise man once said that the four basics of Laser sailing are
- Boat-handling skills
- Racing skills
- Physical fitness
- Mental attitude
The wise man said that if you can get the four basics right you will be a good Laser sailor.
You will win races.
By coincidence, a not very wise man writes a blog where he writes a lot of utter nonsense about Boat handling, Tactics, Physical Fitness and Mental Fitness. The blogger uses slightly different words but he means the same things.
I guess the same four basics would hold true for racing many other kinds of sailboats too.
And I guess you could make a similar list for other sports.
But can you really work on all four at once?
If you wanted to to focus on only one of the four this year, which one would it be?
Is there one that you have to get right before all the others?
Is there one that will give you the biggest bang for the buck?
Is there anything major missing from that list?
Should there be a hyphen in "boat-handling" or not?
Will Tillerman ever stop writing these posts with lists of annoying questions?