The Leeward-Mark Tack
3. Rolling into the tack with speed is the key. The apex turn keeps the boat at full speed through the turn. Lindberg burned some speed in order to stay high, which in turn, opened the door for Presti to lead into a tack. Lindberg matches the tack here, but is now a few seconds behind Presti’s turn. Even if they were matched in speed going into their respective tacks, Presti’s initial speed build after the tack will be a few seconds ahead of Lindberg’s because Presti completes the tack first. Advantage: Presti.