Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sailing World Archive 1997 - Recovering from a Bad Start

In sailboat racing a lot has changed since 1997. There are new composite materials for hulls, rigging and sails. The shape of hulls and keels are not what they once were, and in the America's Cup both competitors will be catamarans going very fast with a good chance of capsizing when the breeze pipes up. However, some thing stay the same.  Check out this article from 1997 by Terry Hutchinson - "Recovering from a Bad Start".  Still works as well as it did15 years ago.  I know. I had a bad start last week.  After applying the principles enunciated in the article - voila! first across the finish line.  Thank you Sailing World!



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