Keelboat sailing requires people to work in teams, often focusing on one small job very well, and trusting your crew mates to be equally good at theirs. It's an interesting team dynamic, so we'll be looking at some of those issues as well as some of the specifics of particular roles on board a small keelboat. Because the speed loss in manoeuvres is not that great in keelboats, the tactical options can be greater than fast dinghies, with more opportunities to tack and gybe around the race course. All things we deal with in the Keelboat section...

Melges 32 fleet battling upwind at Lake Garda

© Carlo Borlenghi: Melges 32 fleet battling upwind at Lake Garda

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