Starting & Tactics

Start Gun at the Rolex Middle Sea Race

You know what it's like! Get a good start, even just a few centimetres better than the boats around you and before you know it those centimetres turn into metres and then hundreds of metres. Get it wrong by a few centimetres, and you're out the back door. Playing catch-up. Tactics is the game of cat-and-mouse that you play with and against your competitors. If you're winning, you're thinking in defensive mode. If you had a horrible start and you're in catch-up mode, then you need to move your tactics on to the offensive. Let's take a deeper look at that here...



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