Improve your sailing skills with professionals Pip Hare and Brian Thompson on this exciting new app available on iPhone and iPad

This 12-chapter app – Sail Fast Sail Safe – is designed to improve your sailing skills by explaining top tips from experienced solo sailors Pip Hare and Brian Thompson… and you can download the first TWO chapters absolutely free of charge.

Whether it’s hoisting a spinnaker, helming in light and heavy airs or trying to avoid that death roll and a Chinese gybe, Pip and Brian demonstrate simple techniques to make your sailing safer and faster. Whether you’re fully crewed or short handed this app is designed to build your confidence and enhance your enjoyment in all sailing conditions.

Pip Hare is a professional skipper, coach and RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner with 80,000 miles experience, while Brian Thompson has raced solo and fully crewed yachts round the world on many occasions and holds the Jules Verne Trophy for sailing around the world aboard the trimaran Banque Populaire V in a record 45 days!

Download it here.


1. Helming skills

2. Light airs sailing

3. Upwind trim

4. Reaching

5. Downwind cruising

6. Hoisting a spinnaker

7. Spinnaker trim

8. Gybing

9. Dropping a spinnaker

10. Avoiding a Chinese gybe

11. Broaching

12. Spinnaker problems

Every chapter contains comprehensive explanations and a short video