Chris Draper’s Leeward Gate Secrets #2 ***

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In Part 2 of Chris Draper’s tactics tips for getting out of the leeward mark zone, the 49er champion and America's Cup helmsman considers the reasons for possibly going around the ‘wrong’ mark... "If we are looking to make big gains (ie we’re further back in the fleet), then it might be worth taking the wrong leeward mark and then putting in an early tack over to the favoured side. This way, you’ll have your own lane across to the favoured side...."




 

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