Recover from a Bad Start

Patience is a virtue when it comes to recovering from a bad start. "From the Experts" from our February 1997 issue.

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Recover from a Bad Start
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Terry Hutchinson explains how to get in the clear after a bad start: "You know you've had a bad start when you can't execute the game plan determined before the race. Two critical things must happen if you wish to recover: the helmsman has to sail the boat as fast as possible while in dirty air, and you need to decide where to go to get clean air."

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