“Hot Tips” – BK’s tips to build your personal knowledge and form guide

Tip 1

The more research you do before entering your “Pick the Podium ©” entry the better chance you have of winning.

Tip 2

The race day weather forecast is a key consideration for your entry. Go to www.seabreeze.com.au pre and post race weather forecasts. Rig selection counts for a lot in 18 footer racing and should be factored into your selection. Most crews will opt for the second rig in over 15 knots, so make sure you factor that into your decision.

Tip 3

Go after Frank Quealey’s latest written race reports for this season. This will give you valuable information about the season so far to compare each team's results in differing wind strengths, direction and course so you can develop your own form guide for the boats in different conditions and on various race courses.

Tip 4

Keep a close eye on the “News” tab to be in the loop on gear damage to boats, crew changes and possible scratchings before you enter your next race picks.

Tip 5

Try to watch as much of the long race videos in our archive, via the 'Watch' tab above. Focus on the start, middle and end of each race so you can establish a clear picture of the teams and their strengths.

Tip 6

Good Luck ....