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  There are three things that establish boatspeed and I have listed them below in order of importance. Obviously, number three is not relevant in a strict one design boat as all hull shapes are the same within fine tolerances. Having said that some one design classes do allow subtle differences which can affect boat speed in different conditions. An example is...
I have copied below excerpts from an interview that I did with sailing professional Sam Haines about race and regatta preparation. Currently Sam is racing in the Etchells and their team has a boat in Europe as well as Australia. Sam has a vast sailing background and is a qualified sailmaker, having worked in the industry for 19 years. He had...
Strategy at the leeward mark is critical and an ineffective plan can cause many places to be lost. Conversely, if you have planned well before reaching the mark, many places can be gained and a good rounding could affect the outcome of the race. FREE SAILING GLOVES Rules at the Leeward Mark Understanding rules at the leeward mark is probably more critical...
Sail Controls And Their Effects - Sail Controls are the things that you can adjust once afloat to take advantage as the conditions change. I have set these out below in no order of importance. Be aware that some controls on different types of boats will have a varying degree of importance. Use a practice day to experiment with each...
I have copied below excerpts from an excellent article written by sailing legend and coach Dave Dellenbaugh of https://www.speedandsmarts.com regarding losing sailing control on the race course.  In the article he speaks about how to avoid losing control of your strategy, tactics and race. https://sailingtowin.com/49tips Techniques to avoid being controlled You must work hard to avoid being pinned by your competitor, and...