Intro to Sailboat Racing Flags
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Intro to Sailboat Racing Flags for Race Committee and Sailors Knowing these basic flags is essential for a successful Race Committee and important for competitive sailboat racing. We’ve put together a collection of the most important flags to know, often … Read More

Intro to The Racing Rules of Sailing
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In a port starboard situation, the starboard boat has the right of way. The starboard boat should hail “starboard” (though not required) to the port tack boat when it’s clear the boats are on a collision course. The port tack … Read More

Reaching in Heavy Air 16 kts +
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https://youtu.be/7sNa3_0XR3UIntro to Reaching in Heavy Winds Heavy air reaching requires excellent boat handling to keep the boat on plane. Trim – including body weight and heel angle will allow the boat to sail fast and in control rather than an … Read More

Reaching in Medium Winds 8-16 kts
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https://youtu.be/7d9OECJJmD0Intro to Reaching in Medium Winds Big gains can be achieved in medium air reaches on the race course. It’s important to have a gameplan based on your observations on the upwind leg and at the windward mark. Boat handling, … Read More

Reaching in Light Air 0-8 kts
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https://youtu.be/a4k0g_QfAg4Intro to Reaching in Light Air Reaching in light air takes more skill and boathandling than reaching in heavy air. Everyone likes to plane in heavy air on a screaming reach. There are sizeable gains to be had for those … Read More

Downwind Laser Sailing in Heavy Air 16kts +
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https://youtu.be/-8U2DZC4upAIntro to Sailing Downwind in Heavy Air Sailing downwind in strong winds can be a real challenge. The laser loves to be upside down in these types of conditions. The most important thing to understand about heavy air downwind sailing … Read More

Downwind Laser Sailing in Medium Wind 8-16kts
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https://youtu.be/cSq0fayLsE8Intro to Downwind Sailing in Medium Wind In medium winds it’s important to decrease the angle to wind as the boat slows. Bearing away or going further by the lee. When the boat accelerates the speed needs to be converted … Read More

Downwind Laser Sailing in Light Air 0-8 kts
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https://youtu.be/ASFoEvmKWPUIntro to Light Air Downwind Sailing The biggest gains in laser sailing can be made downwind. It is essential to have good boat speed downwind if you intend to do well in races. Sailing larger angles downwind in the laser … Read More

Upwind Laser Sailing in Heavy Air 16 kts +
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https://youtu.be/eqZLG5ukP_kIntro to Heavy Air Laser Sailing Heavy air laser sailing is the most physically demanding aspect of the sport. The faster the boat goes the greater the lift. Easing off without footing and Pinching will slow the boat significantly and … Read More

Upwind Laser Sailing in Medium Air 8-16kts
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https://youtu.be/XZUkkUi6D8wIntro to Sailing in Medium Wind In medium winds the conditions on the water can range from flat water to large swells. The top sailors are able to maintain their vmg while constantly observing the conditions on the course to … Read More

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