Match Racing: Smarter, Better, Funner

Published on April 27th, 2021

Five-time National Match Racing champion Dave Perry is a massive advocate for this segment of the sport, preaching how the skills accrued in match racing apply to all types of sailing. To encourage participation, Perry does what he does best… he teaches.

The latest edition of The Dial Up provides for free the Master Class Series (click here) recorded by Perry in 2020:

Session 1 – Rules & Tactics in the Prestart
Session 2 – Rules & Tactics on the Beats & Windward Mark
Session 3 – Rules & Tactics on the Runs & Leeward Mark/Finish
Session 4 – Best Strategies & Tactics for the Prestart
Session 5 – Best Strategies & Tactics for the Beats & Windward Mark
Session 6 – Best Strategies & Tactics for the Runs & Leeward Mark/Finish
Session 7 – Rules & Tactics in the Penalty System
Session 8 – Best Strategies & Tactics in the Penalty System

Additionally, the North U Match Racing Playbook by Perry, updated for the current rules, is now available for free online, thanks to the generosity of the David Storrs family and the support for match racing from North U.

The Playbook contains six chapters that explain match racing tactics from the Prestart through the Penalty Killing System. In addition, the Playbook contains seven pages of drills for one and two boats, and a page of match racing resources.

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