Quantum Sail Design Group’s David Flynn takes a look at the Zen of sailing better and faster in his series, “The Racers Edge.”

The game downwind is all about constant pressure. ~by David Flynn
Getting the correct twist is a dynamic, ever-changing proposition, and it’s a little different on every boat. 
Greg Leonard's J/120 Heron at the Down the Bay Race start 2015. Photo by SpinSheet
Tried and tested rules for racing the Racer Cruiser Successfully.
In previous parts of this series we have covered tacks and gybes. Now a few words of wisdom on...
It’s been a pretty breezy spring all in all (with of course the exception of our very own Annapolis NOOD Regatta).
Last month we looked at perfecting the tack. For our next act, we need to master the gybe.
With the season just beginning for many of our local sailors, I thought it might be a good time to get back to the basics.
As I head back from another Key West Race Week, I can’t help but reflect on the simple things that more often than not end up being the keys to doing well.
I was out blasting around testing reaching spinnakers the other day on a new C&C 30, and I was reminded of how much fun sending it on a close reach really was.

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