Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Start | Starting Strategies : Performance Racing Tactics

Excerpt from Sailing San Francisco Performance Racing Tactics dealing with starts, by Bill Gladstone.

"Starting strategy is a game of choices requiring a balance between overall strategic goals, line set, and crowding. You must consider the nature of each section of the line: the difficulty in tacking clear after a left end start, the tendency for crowding at the right end, and the ambiguity in calling the line during a mid-line start. When the advantage falls entirely to one end of the line you must consider the risks at the favored end as opposed to attempting a more conservative approach at some distance from the favored end. Once the strategic decision has been made on where to start, a tactical plan must be made to accomplish the strategic goal."

This is an in-depth look at forming strategy. Read the full article here


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