Thirdly, boathandling. This is actually the easiest area to make small gains each day. If you talk about each maneuver with your whole crew after the race, there are always ways to do it a little better. One second later on the spinnaker halyard, backing the jib a tiny bit on the tack, a little bow down on the spinnaker drop, it all adds up to seconds on the course, and those seconds can make a difference, especially when it gets really tight. Developing great boathandling does wonders for a team’s confidence.