How To Manage Sailing in A Windshadow

If you have to sail in dirty air there's a few ways to lessen the pain explains racing editor Mike Ingham.

When you’re out front ahead of the fleet, everything’s easier. But when you’re battling for lanes in the middle of the fleet, it’s tempting to either run for the corners or sit in bad air while you await for a lane to open. While we know it’s slow(er) to sail in dirty air, often times there may be a tactical advantage to do so and the trick, explains Mike Ingham, is find that sweet spot between dusty and dirty. Here, he explains the basics of windshadows, and how and where to avoid the worst of them.

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