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The lure of the “perfect start” is beguiling. Don’t you just want to magically start at the favored end of the line and jump out to a two-boat length lead every single race?
The begininngs of a basic glossary of confusing sailboat racing terms frequently used on the racecourse. ~by David Flynn of Quantum Sails
There are a few spots on the sailing racecourse where the benefits of being kind to other sailboats can pay off not only for them but for you as well.
Racing Solo in La Boulangère Mini Transat, an Extraordinary Adventure
It may be a fine line between using the racing rules to your advantage on the sailing racecourse and breaking a rule, but there’s still a line.
A Chesapeake sailor reports from the 2023 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. ~Story and photos by Craig Ligibel, SpinSheet
Big Changes at SailGP Team USA
It’s always important to have a game plan for the race, at least for the first beat, but it was especially important here.
What happens when you don’t know many of your fellow racers at a sailing regatta? Keeping your eyes open and planning ahead can help.