TECH TALKS

TECH TALKS

TECH TALKS

In partnership with VRsport TV, you can now access the extensive library of Tech Talks explaining about tuning techniques on a huge variety of dinghies, catamarans, yachts and boards.

Any technical questions call the VR Sales Crew on +44 (0)1753 681941 or email sales@v-rigger.com.


18 FOOT SKIFF

18 FOOT SKIFF

Tom Kiddle, GBR 122, takes you round his green machine and showing his innovative mainsheet bridle combination and nifty packaging of control lines. 

29ER

29ER

Ben Willett guides you through many of the control systems on the 29er at the British Youth Nationals.

A-CAT

A-CAT

Four episodes focusing on the amazing DNA F1 A-Cat and 2016 World Champion, Mischa Heemskerk, stunning Exploder AD3 A-Cat with Darren Bundock, custom designed Exploder AD3 A-Cat for women with Carolijn Brouwer and finally the Exploder AD3 A-Cat with Steve Brewin and all of his bespoke modifications. 

ALBACORE

ALBACORE

Rest day for the Albacore fleet at the 2017 Peak-Ryzex Albacore International Championships but that doesn't mean they take it literally - great Tech Talk from Barney Harris about up and down wind settings.

B14

B14

The B14, two person skiff, Tech Talk with Gary Parks and Nick Craig when they were at the British Nationals in 2019 - plenty of top tips and technical support.

BIC TECHNO 293

BIC TECHNO 293

Rob York and Boris Shaw showcase the many aspects of a Techno 293 and all the controls that any aspiring windsurfing competitor should know about.

CONTENDER

CONTENDER

Mark Bulka, 2016 World Champion, gave an informative Tech Talk around his boat at the 2017 Denmark World Championship.

DIAM 24

DIAM 24

DIAM 24 Race Team skipper, Piers Hugh Smith, takes you around his extreme multihull. Wet and Fast are the main themes with the DIAM 24 and a huge following with the Tour de France Voile.

FAST40+

FAST40+

During the pack up of the One Ton Cup, VRsport TV got the chance to ask Dave Bartholomew a few questions about the Fast 40's. He gave them a tour of the highly modified GP42 Tokoloshe II and explained some of the similarities and differences between it and the newer boats in the fleet.

FLYING PHANTOM

FLYING PHANTOM

Great 'Tech Talk' with Thomas Zajac (AUT), Red Bull Sailing Team, who explains all about the J Foil and how everything operates on the Flying Phantom. Shot at the Flying Phantom Series, part of the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff.

HOBIE 16

HOBIE 16

Top Dutch Hobie 16 helm, Rogier Duijndam, talks through his tuning techniques on his catamaran whilst racing at the Noordwijk 2017 regatta.

HOBIE WILD CAT

HOBIE WILD CAT

Blaine Dodds and Charles Girard provide expert insight into tuning and racing their Hobie Wild Cat catamaran in between racing at the Noordwijk 2017 Championships.

INTERNATIONAL 14

INTERNATIONAL 14

First episode focuses on the new Wide Beam International 14 trialled at the Prince of Wales Cup Week 2016 with Graeme Oliver. Second epsiode filmed at the International 14 Worlds in Carnac speaking to Brad Devine. His I14 was infamous round the boat park, not only for its lush gold paint job but also the multitude of control lines and carbon rod rigging. Amazing to see the time, effort and care these sailors take to ensure their boat is the fastest.

INTERNATIONAL 420

INTERNATIONAL 420

Jess Lavery, 470 British Sailing Team, talks through many of the controls on the 420 and especially for breezy conditions.

INTERNATIONAL CANOE

INTERNATIONAL CANOE

Gareth Caldwell explains about what innovations he uses to get the leading edge in this long running development class after blasting upwind during the Chichester Harbour Race Week, what looks to be a tricky balancing act. The second IC Tech Talk was with Dave Timson, who gave a Tech Talk about his stunning C12 Performance Boats Morrison 3 and the infamous sliding seat.

INTERNATIONAL MOTH

INTERNATIONAL MOTH

Three Tech Talks with some of the leading foilers on the planet - Alister Richardson, builder of the "Flying Fish", who explains the complications behind building a boat, and explains how his Moth differs from others that you can buy off the shelf. Dave Hivey shows us around his Maguire Exocet - not only does he give you a great insight into the technical side of his boat, he also explains the fundamentals behind how the flying machines work. Finally, Dylan Fletcher takes us round his Racoon Rocket SSD (Solid Side Deck) - he explains the advantages and drawbacks of the solid wings.

LASER & LASER RADIAL

LASER & LASER RADIAL

Matilda Nicholls, 2019 GBR Youth Laser Radial Champion, guides you through all of the controls and techniques for rigging and racing a Laser. 

MERLIN ROCKET

MERLIN ROCKET

The Merlin Rockets are a development class and have had many designs over the years - Pat Blake takes you through three variations including the 'Summer Wine', 'Canterbury Tales Mark 5' and 'Genii Evolution'.

NACRA 15

NACRA 15

Theo and Jasmine Williams explain about multiple controls and aspects of the Nacra 15 whilst competing at the GBR Youth Nationals 2019.

OPTIMIST

OPTIMIST

IOCA UK's Optimist Tech Talk with some of the leading sailors and head coach, Sarah McGovern's Top Tips.