By hanging back early on and then accelerating earlier than the boats around you, you’re more likely to emerge clear. Once you’ve started your acceleration, however, realize that you’re committing yourself, so be careful! Often we trim in and accelerate too early, realize that we’re exposed, and then slow down. When this happens, the fair current continues to push us toward the line, but now we’re down-speed while everyone else is sheeting in for their final acceleration. Timing is everything in fair current.