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Story Contributors: Charlie Cumbley, Thomas Gillard


Tuning the Boat for Speed & Upwind Tips

Solo Class Leader Charlie Cumbley and Class Expert Tom Gillard discuss all things Solo with special guest and Solo Class Chairman, Doug Latta. Topics include tips on how to maximize speed on the racecourse, boat setup advice as well as a focus on upwind sailing with Charlie and downwind sailing with Tom.

Story Contributors

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Charlie Cumbley

One Design Expert, Sail Expert — Gosport, United Kingdom Manufacturing – Gosport, UK

Charlie has worked at North Sails since 2006 and is the UK One Design Sales Manager. Charlie specialises in single-handed dinghies and small keelboats such as the OK Dinghy, Solo, Etchells and J/70. He took the 2019 J/70 World title...

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Thomas Gillard

One Design Expert — Gosport, United Kingdom

Tom started working at North Sails in 2014 and is part of the One Design Research & Development sailmaking team. Tom specialises in dinghy classes and has won four World Championships, three European Championships and 27 National Championship titles in...

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