March 10, 2010
Speed Wins Races
The 2010 North U. Racing Trim Seminars schedule is about to heat up. Did you know that US SAILING members save $30 on North U. 2010 Race Trim Seminars? Check the seminar registration site for details. In anticipation, Bill Gladstone of North U. has provided US SAILING members with another racing tip this week.
Speed wins races
No matter what you race – bicycles, bobsleds, sailboats – speed wins races. Many racers mistakenly believe their tactics are at fault, when in fact it is a lack of speed that creates insoluble tactical problems. When you are fast - tactics are much easier.
How to achieve speed?
It starts with a properly fitted boat with great sails. Then the driver and trimmers have to focus and work on speed. Better skills and experience helps and it comes over time, but persistent effort is something you can do right now. Know this: You can always go faster. Each subtle change in wind and seas requires a change in trim. Don’t cleat the sheet, and never relent. Keep testing... There is little you can do that you can’t undo. Try stuff... Remember: You can always go faster.
North U. has partnered with US SAILING to provide our members with a couple great discounts.
- US SAILING members save $30 on North U. 2010 Race Trim Seminars.
- Purchase Learn the Racing Rules (2-DVD set) with Dave Dellenbaugh.
About US SAILING
The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US SAILING is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US SAILING offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.