Boatspeed is another important area. You do not need to be the fastest boat, and usually it’s unrealistic to expect to be. The most important thing is to learn from each day, and get faster for the rest of the regatta. So start out with your most familiar settings, but recognize that every day is different, especially the sea state. Don’t be afraid to talk to the boats that were faster at the end of the day, and understand how your setup or technique was different from theirs.