February 05, 2012

TUNING/RACING TIPS

6 comments:

  1. Excellent material. Would love to know what you mean by "wrong shoulder."

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    1. Thanks for your comment - it's always good to get positive feedback. There's a cool trick that I used 3 years ago to win a national championship in another class. It will be in a post in the next week or so... Doug

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    2. I hate when he makes me wait for an answer. Doug will elaborate later but essentially before you tack, look over the shoulder you never look over, and if someone is already on that tack and they're headed, don't tack. I probably have that a little wrong but it will inspire Doug to elaborate and correct me.

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    3. Good tips! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Interesting... I read the other post on angles and am very intrigued. Looking forward to more.

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    1. OK, here's a quick summary: in light air, pressure is often better than angles. The way to assess: when you want to tack, look over your aft shoulder - if the boats there are not moving as fast as you, do not tack on the header.

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