Essential Before Rounding a Mark - Before you round any mark, it’s essential to visually locate the next mark. This is critical for your next-leg strategy. It will have a massive impact on how you approach each mark rounding. The Weather Mark - Essential Before Rounding a Mark As an example, at the weather mark, you must ask yourself whether you...
  Hailing for Mark Room is Not Required when one boat has rights at a mark. Rule 18 Rule 18 (Mark-Room) begins to apply between two boats when the first one enters the zone at a mark.  The rule says the outside or clear astern boat must provide mark-room. Note that rule 18 never requires an inside or clear ahead boat to make...
This one’s a classic: Staying Out of Trouble at a Mark - If you’re the outside boat of a group approaching the leeward mark and blindly carry on with pace, you’ll sail extra distance in bad air, carry wide around the mark, and then exit in a terrible lane. Slow Down: Staying Out of Trouble at a Mark This is one...

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