Sailing World Racing Editor Mike Ingham explains how to develop a second-beat strategy before rounding the leeward mark or gate.
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Your onboard sailing video can be more than sizzle-reel stuff for your social media feeds. You can also use it to eliminate any uncertainty about why and when you’re slow—or better yet, fast and winning races.
Windward-mark approaches and offset-mark exits should be part of your developing playbook of race-winning tactics. Do them well, and you’ll realize big gains.
Two recent accidents have forced sailing clubs, classes and individuals to look closer at their exposure and coverage.
Mike Ingham explains the subtle nuances of the Racing Rules of Sailing and how they apply at rounding marks.
Sailing World Racing Editor Mike Ingham explores the rules to know for a clean start.
How many times have you started a race, unsure what the racecourse is? The answer should be, “never.”
The courses for most ocean races today pass through or near one or more Traffic Separation Schemes, warranting a deeper understanding of the rules.
A close call on the high seas might result in a rule change regarding outside assistance.
Tacking in the zone, keeping clear, and penalty turns remain the most basic of rules regularly broken.
The wind across your sails is dynamic, so too must be your sail trim. Pro sailor Erik Shampain explains the fundamentals of active headsail trimming.
Sailing World Racing Editor Mike Ingham lays the essentials for bringing a new jib trimmer onboard and how to establish repeatable marks and setting and establishing speed loop communications.
As the wind strength changes, so too should your steering technique, with focus being on speed and heel angle.
The little yarns on your headsail are the fundamental clues to your sailboat’s sail trim and different conditions require a different look.