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Major Mistakes in racing sailboats

How to avoid major mistakes Races in sailing are mostly not won by doing everything right but by making less mistakes than the competition. Even the winner of a race makes mistakes. But he knows how to avoid the major…
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Racing Rules of Sailing Upwind

Racing Rules of Sailing

What are the Racing Rules of Sailing? The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) are updated and published by World Sailing every four years. The latest version of the Racing Rules of Sailing is 2017-2020. They are the foundation for all…
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Olympic Course sailing

Sailboat Racing Basics

How to race in sailboats – sailboat racing basics Are you new to sailing? Or maybe new to racing in sailboats. The following video gives you a brief overview about the basics in racing sailboats. How works the start. What…
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laser at start, windy day

Racing in Big Fleets

What’s most important when racing in big fleets? Racing in big fleets is quite different to sailing in small fleets. In general you can take higher risks in small fleets as you won’t lose as many boats. There will be…
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weather basics

Weather Basics for a Sailboat Racer

Weather Basics A very important part of prerace planning is figuring out the wind, its direction and strength – short the weather basics. In sailboat racing knowing which way and how strong the wind blows is like knowing the numbers…
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two boat tuning-SAILUCATION; how to line up when you do two-boat-tuning for improving your boat speed

Upwind Strategy – Left or right?

Definition of Strategy Strategy is our racing plan based on wind direction, wind shifts, wind strength and current – strategy focuses on the big picture. Tactics are techniques we use for positioning and control of other boats or groups of boats.…
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laser 2000 sailing upwind

Boat Tuning – Know your Numbers!

In boat tuning in general you can differentiate between static and dynamic settings. Static settings usually cannot be changed on the water or are not allowed to be changed during a race (i.e. spreader angle, shroud tension in many classes,…) whereas…
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