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Tactics

Your strategy is your big plan, where to go and when. It comes to tactics when you interfere with other boats. Often you need to win a tactical situation to be able to realise your strategic plan.

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Starting Strategy

Starting Strategy – how to sail an excellent start 1. What is an excellent start? The start is the most crucial part of a sailboat race. Although a race cannot be won at the start it definitively can be lost.…
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Approaching the top mark

The question to be asked prior to approaching the top mark is: What are my top priorities when rounding?Depending on the wind the answer will be different: In light air you want to go for clear air and speed. There…
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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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RS400

Sail better

5 tipps to just sail better Just sail better! Doesn’t this sound easy? In the previous blog posts you could already read a lot about certain topics around the boat, how to improve boat speed, tactics and so on. But how could…
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