“Superior boat speed makes you look like a tactical genius.”
This old saying is so true. An edge in boat speed means that you gain when you make ordinary tactical decisions and you are far in front when you make the right tactical decisions. Of course boat speed does not help avoiding to go to the wrong side of the course. But it definitely helps you to recover from poor decisions and you can take less risks and still be able to win. Sail very fast and take a conservative approach and you will be very hard to beat.