We've looked at starting with Olympic Gold Medalist Paul Goodison and multiple-class world champion Mark Bethwaite. We now look at someone who has done both - Paul Foerster's Olympic Gold in 470s and world championships in FDs, J22s, and Sunfish.
This was at Rush Creek Yacht Club in Dallas just after one of my vision procedures. I was unable to sail, so I ran a few practice races in the harbor. Paul had recently won the Fish worlds and I was able to video one of his starting techniques. It had three steps: get the big picture, get speed, and then squirt off the line.
It's good to see the jump that Paul has right off the line. This is harder than it looks because a Fish does not have a Laser's rounded hull. Bearing off and then squirting in a Laser should be easier.