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

What angle should I sail at downwind in light air? It can be useful to divide sailing downwind into three modes: under 10 knots true, 10-14, and over 14.
The more you race, the more you will realize which things have to happen and which can wait. 
Where the crew positions itself is a huge component of boat speed on every point of sail.
I am a mainsail trimmer and my skipper and I are always arguing about de-powering. Which should I be using, the traveler or the mainsheet?