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15 Mar

Reading Wind Oscilations

Watch the boat in front Some times easing the main sheet a few inches and pulling it in again when in the gust helps Remember where the static  Read ... more
15 Mar

Lightwind Tricks

Keep the boat moving - this gives you steerage and therefore options to make the most of the shifting wind - often this means bearing away and easing the sails ... more
15 Mar

Downwind Sailing Tricks

Sail lower in the gusts or higher pressure - head up again when the wind goes lighter. Setting up your boat to the conditions. Planning the next legs ... more
15 Mar

Covering Other Racers

Again a very simple rule for any condition, any leg, any boat:  stay between your rival and the next mark or the finish.  The only exception to this is if there ... more
15 Mar

Overtaking

Often the easiest place to overtake is at a mark rounding by judging what will happen on the next leg better than the boat ahead.  Often this is at the leeward ... more
15 Mar

Start Tactics

Remember that it is important to be sailing at full speed as you cross the line as the start gun fires.  In a Shrimper this means that you must not tack for the ... more
15 Mar

How to choose the best end of the start line.

When there is no tide or even tide across the course and you have an upwind start one simple technique is to go to both ends of the line and put the boat head to ... more