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Tactical sailing

Tactical sailing

Tactical sailing executes your strategy You should determine your Strategy (game plan) before the race begins to provide focus. During the race, tactical sailing is used to execute this game plan. Your strategy might change depending on what you discover during the race, but tactical sailing continues

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The Wally

The Wally

Gain from wind shifts without tacking The Wally is a technique for gaining advantage of wind shifts when you can’t or shouldn’t tack. When should you not tack? See Break-even Tacking. The Wally was invented in Fremantle where the wind shifts were regular, but too short to

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Tack Score

Tack Score

Improve your tacking skills by knowing your tack score Tacking is a complicated process involving the whole crew. The difference between a good one and a bad one is hundreds of feet loss to weather, not including possible personnel or gear damage. The bottom line is the

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Wind Instruments improve Tacking

Wind Instruments improve Tacking

Wind instruments improve your chances to gain by tacking Tacking is complicated to do correctly, and there is a chance to gain from it. Wind instruments can improve your chance of success by helping you decide how likely you will gain. There are two kinds of tacks;

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Overstanding the Layline

About overstanding the layline This post is about how much you should overstand the layline on final. Basically you need to balance the loss due to overstanding with the possible loss due to tacking onto the layline too early and having to pinch, or worse, do a

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