Swan 42's At The Start Line ( Photo by Rolex /Dan Nearny )

Swan 42’s At The Start Line ( Photo by Rolex /Dan Nearny )

A reminder, the second meeting of the PTSA Winter Sailracing Seminar  will be held on Monday, the 29th of December, at 6PM, upstairs in one of the NW Maritime Center’s classrooms.

The plan is  to continue the discussion on starting and the first windward leg. Think about this – how long will it take for your boat to get up to speed? When do you do your final tack after you have found a hole to tack in, 45 sec or 30 sec before the start? How long does it take to cover 3 boat lengths?

Besides the information in Speed and Smarts #128 on Starting, please review issue #129 on the Upwind Leg. Copies of issue #129 and other back issues are available for purchase at the Speed and Smarts website here.

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