Here's why. To me, sailboat racing is at its most exciting when it involves multiple related dimensions, ideally: boatspeed, boathandling, boat-on-boat tactics, and strategy. Boatspeed is driven mainly by design, boat prep and boathandling. Boathandling is how your crew handles the sails and one another, and is key to both boatspeed and boat-on-boat tactics. Boat-on-boat tactics is how you play situations in which boats are close together, at the starts, during roundings and crosses, and at the finish. And strategy is about playing the weather, the wind, the tide, and the racecourse.