It’s a wholesome preoccupation, though, worth many a sleepless night, because the effort we put is proportional to our success – whether on the scoreboard or in our heads. For me, executing a string of high-speed tacks and jibes without capsizing came after thinking through the minutia of the maneuvers, watching GoPro footage every morning at breakfast, and many hours of practice. In doing so, I discovered that some of my Laser habits were doing me in. For example, on the Laser I trim the mainsheet to prevent it from catching on the transom corner during the jibe, but doing so on the RS100 causes the main to be over-trimmed coming out of the jibe and the exit angle too high. I now know to ease the mainsheet instead, to reduce the initial weather roll (another Laser habit), pull the main across a fraction before jibing the spinnaker, and to aggressively rock the boat down, trim the kite, and accelerate off on a plane.