When and how to duck? Mike Ingham explains the tactical nuances of a duck and how to execute it right.
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A world-class sailing destination, the BVI also offer spectacular scuba diving. Here’s what it’s like to combine both in these fair isles.
Sailing World Racing Editor Mike Ingham explains how to develop a second-beat strategy before rounding the leeward mark or gate.
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.
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.
With modern sail design and hardware technology, ocean racing teams have more versatility with their sail inventories. Here’s how one team developed a winning inventory for the 2022 Bermuda Race.
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.