It’s no different on smaller boats. The J/70 and Melges 20 teams I’ve coached were also trying to improve the 1 percent in all areas, but because those boats were one-designs, our goal was to keep it simple. We used the Velocitek to log data analysis so we could verify our two-boat testing sessions. It’s always great to have metrics on who really was faster in an individual speed run. We also thought about the low-hanging fruit. For example, we gained about three races of sail life because, after each race, we furled the jib, dropped the mainsail and motored in under outboard. We also dropped the jib and rolled it every night at the dock so the leech wouldn’t get a reflex curl from being left furled overnight. And we marked the boat properly, ensuring all of the trim marks were correct and matching, so the boat was set up identically, side to side. That allowed us to replicate rig settings and sail trim, tack to tack, race to race, and day to day.