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Gearing Up for a Major Regatta

Published on May 2nd, 2019

Quantum Sails has put together a series of their team’s favorite tips and tricks to help you get your head in the game for your upcoming big regatta.

HOW TO PRACTICE BEFORE THE BIG RACE
It’s important to squeeze in a couple of strategic practice hours before a regatta starts, especially if it’s one of the first of the season. Give yourself an advantage with Quantum expert Doug Stewart’s pre-regatta practice tips.

WHAT EACH CREW POSITION WANTS YOU TO KNOW
While it’s important to master your position on the boat, it’s equally as important to understand what’s going on in other domains. This article is a guide to show how small improvements can make a big difference for your fellow crew.

GETTING CLEAR IN BIG FLEETS
In large fleets, taking quick and decisive action can get you out of a bad-start jam. Ed Baird, former helmsman for Quantum Racing, discusses tips for getting clear in a big fleet.

THE LOWDOWN ON THE 2017-2020 RACING RULES
International racing judge Tom Rinda and coach Ed Baird give us the lowdown on the updated racing rules. The duo also uses drone footage to illustrate commonly encountered situations on the racecourse and how to handle them.

RECOVERING FROM AN OCS
You’re in the front row and looking good. Then there’s another horn, the X flag and, you hear your sail number on the VHF. When you find yourself heading back to the line to restart, don’t despair, there’s a whole racecourse ahead to get back in the race.

Full report… click here.

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