Win your side.
On days when the wind is shifty, the winner of a race usually comes from one side of the course our the other; rarely from the middle.
That means you have to choose which side you’re going to sail. No remorse allowed. Eventually, you may realize you’ve picked the wrong side; the winner is going to come from the other side.
What do you do? Experience teaches you not to cross the course and get to the other side. In ...Read More >
Never chase the wind.
In many racing conditions the wind is always changing – in both velocity and speed. The boats that are winning are probably those that find themselves in the best patches of wind.
When things aren’t going so well, it’s usually because you’re not in the good air. But if you see another part of the course where the wind looks better, it will invariably be gone by the time ...Read More >
The largest wing ever built was installed this morning on the next U.S. America’s Cup competitor – a 90’x90′ carbon-fiber trimaran built and raced by BMW Oracle Racing.
Replacing traditional fabric sails, the wing is the largest ever built. It’s 190 feet tall and 80 percent larger than the wing of a Boeing 747, according to the BMW Oracle Racing website.
Gentle trials (really on gentle) will begin immediately, culminating in a race against the Swiss defender Alinghi in February. The ...Read More >