The course •Leg 1: Start Line -> Windward Mark •Leg 2: Windward Mark -> Gybe Mark •Leg 3: Gybe Mark -> Leeward Mark (Finish Line)Remember not to lose your focus, as many a race have been won and lost in this final leg
The start of the race•3 minute •1 minute •Start 0 minutes 5
The start line• Do not start too early : penalty• Do not stay way behind – you are likely to lose the race as you will lag behind• Try and optimize position to be at the start line at the ideal time in the ideal position 6
The start line• Regarding rules the most important thing to remember is to avoid a collision at all costs• It is a good idea to watch the committee boat out of the corner of your eye at all times to find out any new useful information that others might not know yet 7
Leg (1)•There are two basicstrategies to sail on this leg• The shorter distance but more tacks• The longer distance but less tacks 8
Approaching the finish line•This is the time forconservative sailing• It is usually better to maintain your position rather than compromising your strategy• Although your position is mostly safe one could take calculated aggressive risks to overtake another boat 9
Rules of Sailing• Mark Rounding• Overtaking to Leeward• Overtaking to Windward• Room to Keep Clear• Starboard Port Rule• Windward - Leeward Rule 10
Safety Rules• Lifejacket – At all times – Correctly tightened – shoulder straps, belt, zipped up• Water – Drink water to avoid dehydration• Sunscreen, cap, sunglasses : protection• Mention any health issues you have
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