Resources

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.

Articles

Racing Basics by Mark Johnson

http://www.uiowa.edu/~sail/skills/racing_basics/index1.shtml#cont_theory

Points of Sail

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

http://www.sailgroove.org/coverage/234176-Technique-Tuesdays

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

Gybing

Medium air @ Stanford

Mark Roundings

Starts

Team Racing

Attacking Downwind

Racing Rules of Sailing

http://www.bcya.com/Misc/BasicRacingRules.pdf

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