There are times where you may find yourself struggling to either keep your upwind lane, or just can't get that height to pinch off a boat to weather. We all know that speed creates point, so the faster you go the more lift your keel or centerboard will create giving you better height, point and VMG. That said, there are still times when you think you are doing it all correctly and still aren't matching your competitors. Here are a few "tips" that Tim Healy has picked up sailing a variety of boats through the years that he found has helped him. Try one or more of the following tips on your boat next time you are looking for better pointing.