Around the Racecourse
Steve Hunt's nine-part series gives you all of the essentials to sail smart and fast around the racecourse.
Gain at the Gate
1. Start Before the Start: Top sailors know that time well spent before the day’s first start will go a long way toward good finishes. Here’s an easy-to-follow formula to ensure you’re up to speed and ready to race.
2. Plan to Plan: Steve Hunt applies what he learns during his pre-start workup, and makes a case for the importance of having a good plan—or at least having a plan.
3. Starting Made Simple: With the prestart work done and a gameplan in hand, Steve Hunt simplifies the starting game in his third installment of Around the Racecourse.
4. Take a Low-Risk Beat: In his fourth installment, Steve Hunt gives us the guide to a conservative first leg.
5. Clean Roundings, Every Time: After sailing a smart beat, it's time to get around the weather mark without any drama.
6. A Low-Risk Run: In the sixth installment of his Around the Racecourse series, Steve Hunt helps us keep the downwind leg simple.
7. Gain at the Gate: A crowded leeward-gate rounding is a perfect opportunity to pass boats, and more often than not, the best solution is the path of least resistance.
8. Closing Strong: In the eighth installment of his Around the Racecourse series, Steve Hunt keeps us pointed towards the finish line.
9. Ready for the Next: What you do immediately after a race can sometimes be just as important as what you did before the race.