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Kanapan Pachatikapanya
Chatkamon Singnoy
Tanida Julvanichpong
Sukanya Chareonwattana
Warakorn Supwirapakorn


The purpose of this research was to understand the situation of the decision to tack and to explain the phenomenon of the decision to tacking of the Thai national team sailor. The population was 5 skipper positions sailing athletes who represented the Thai national sailing team for the 19th Asian Games in China. The participants were the population. The data were collected by in-depth interview, observation and field notes. The result found that Thai national sailing athletes decided to tack by 5 main issues: 1) Deciding to tack against the wind according to the basic skill of tacking. 2) The decision to tacking against the wind from the psychological game (tactic). 3) Deciding to tack on the difference in situation (size of competition group (fleet), round of tournament and starting position) and athletes’ physical fatigue. 4) The decision to tacking from the mental state of the athletes (anxious, pressure, expectation/fear of failure, and lack of confident). And 5) The decision to tacking due to the influence of those around him affects the thinking of the athletes. In addition, the sequence from the mental state of the athlete is stimulated, it can be divided into 2 issues include processing of confusing thought systems and a lack of focus in competitive games.

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Pachatikapanya, K., Singnoy, C. ., Julvanichpong, T. ., Chareonwattana, S. ., & Supwirapakorn, W. . (2024). DECISION MAKING FOR TACKING OF THAI NATIONAL TEAM SAILOR: PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY. Journal of Education and Innovation, 26(1), 76–87. Retrieved from
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