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Tactics - knowing how to position yourself on the race course relative to other boats - can seem like a dark art. But everything in tactics is learnable if you keep an open mind. Good starting requires practice, preparation, consistency, and a knowledge of when to be cautious and when to be daring. We'll look at all of these things in the articles in this section.

Lasers racing off the Worlds start line

Featured Articles

  Calling the perfect start WITHOUT a transit ***
  MP3: Tactics with Paul Goodison ***
  Tactician Bucky Smith talks about winning the Etchells Worlds in Melbourne
  Nik Pearson talks through his favourite technique for getting accurate transits and great starts ***
  MP3: Pre-start Preparation in sportsboats - Justin Chisholm counts down to a great start **
  MP3: James Spithill on how to get yourself out of a fine mess