For newcomers, sailboat racing can be confusing and intimidating, but once a new sailor gets his or her sea legs under them, sailing is a game of excitement, strategy and adrenaline. Below are a couple of videos that introduce the essence of racing:

2012 College Nationals Highlight Video 

2012 Laser Radial Olympics

For our more experienced sailors, below are several videos and articles on sailing technique. Check out our practice plan to get a head start on what we’ll be working on this week.


Racing Basics by Mark Johnson

Points of Sail

Technique Tuesdays with Sailgroove (Browse here for all different aspects of racing)

Roll Tacking

Lauderdale Yacht Club Roll Tack Tutorial

Andrew Nelson Slo Mo tacking:

Light air @ Stanford

Medium Air @ Stanford

Heavy Air @ Stanford

Eckerd Practice

Medium Air @ SDYC


Medium air @ Stanford

Mark Roundings


Team Racing

Attacking Downwind

Racing Rules of Sailing

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