How do you manage the energy levels? Start with the food program, be it on a J/70 or a Maxi 72. Simple foods that can be processed easily, don’t slow you down, and are moderate in sugar are best. As a fan of a soft-baked cookie, we work really hard to minimize high sugar content food on the boat. The best source of quick energy that we use comes from the cycling world; energy shots and the energy chews that supply you with a quick hit without creating a big spike and then crash. Also important here is a two-race day versus a three-race day. Knowing the probability is critical, as a three-race day will always entail an energy boost before the third race. As I write this I can’t help but think of the Snickers commercial!