Rules and Tactics – Couta Conversation

On Saturday, Ben and Adam talked with sailors packed into the Lacco room about Rules and Tactics. One of the underlying messages, was that being able to execute your strategy is far more important than using the rules to get a tactical win with another boat.

Handicap Racing is about racing against the clock, and involvement with other boats usually just costs time.

Sportsmanship and how we want our sailing to be enjoyable kept coming up. The fleet was unanimous in their desire for courteous, fun racing that could also have fair and tight battles.

Here is the presentation with links to scenario animations – so you can test yourself or just refresh.

Couta Conversations – Rules and Tactics  BF-AH-3

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