By Airwaves writer Lucas Masiello Team racing adds an incredible amount of complexity to sailing tactics. While everything from fleet racing strategy applies to a team race, the tactics and what is important on the racecourse is very different. Because of this, as sailors, we need to augment our conversations from a fleet race mentality … Read More
2013 08 16 Downwind Gates, or How To Finish The Run, by Mike Ingham Even in this Americas Cup I watch as these highly trained teams make mistakes choosing a downwind gate, and they only have two boats. Add the complexity of a large fleet and it is not so easy. Today we are going … Read More
By Airwaves Writer Mike Ingham I just finished up coaching in Howth Ireland for the 2013 J24 Words, sadly having to sit out while my collar bone fuses back together. As I watched the practice race I paid particular attention to downwind tactics, and could not help but observe how well the top teams managed … Read More
05 August 2013 Volume 1, Issue 2 By Airwaves writer Mike Ingham At 109 boats, the Thistle Nationals … Read More
By Ariwaves writer Mike Ingham Volume I, Issue 1 Sail1Design is pleased to announce two new additions … Read More
By Airwaves Writer Zach Brown Team racing is comparable to a soft science major like psychology because it requires a healthy balance of rigid by-the-book-plays and creative genius to succeed. At certain times in the race you must be disciplined and at others you need to be smart. Successful starting demands the key mix of … Read More
Airwaves writer Zach Brown shares his thoughts about college sailing dinghies and explains some of his points on Chalk Talk. You can scroll through Airwaves here to read more on Zach’s insights. Skip ahead to 11:30 in the video to hear Sail1Design’s Zach Brown.
By Maggie Lumkes 1) Chasing the 1st place boat – You see it in every regatta; one teammate fighting to catch the first place boat when the play is behind them. If you aren’t in first place, you are either losing or going for a play 2. If you are going for play 2, … Read More
SAIL1DESIGN ICSA TEAM RACE RANKINGS PREVIEW Martha Pitt Sponsored by Atlantis Weathergear With February now upon us, just a few weeks remain until the spring college sailing season gets underway! I am sure that college sailors around the country are ready to hit the water again. Though the season has many fleet racing regattas, college … Read More
“We want occasional reach legs” and “Reaches are parades” are two often heard phrases on Scuttlebutt. Most reach legs have become parades with few strategical options and as a result most big regattas are all windward-leewards. It didn’t used to be that way. Here is what happened.
By Vince Casalaina: a strong 6 min. interview with Paul Cayard going back in time. He’s relaxed and engaging as he tells some inside stories about his early days in the Cup and later in the Whitbread.
By Airwaves Contributor Ken Legler Are strategy and tactics not the same? Strategy is you versus the race course, including wind, current, position of marks, and obstacles. Tactics is you versus the other boats, including maneuvers such as ducking, dipping, lee bow, blanketing, and of course asserting your right-of-way. Strategy is what you use to … Read More
Presented by Mauri Pro Sailing Skippers are generally considered to be the bigger factor in executing team racing moves and certainly skippers need to know the plays to win. However, as the competitive level of dinghy team racing has improved in college sailing in the last ten years, crews have taken a far more important … Read More