Yesterday was a conservative approach (at least for the start). Now take a "practice regatta" or races to try all those other things.
Starboard tack and nail the pin end!
Port tack at the pin and cross the whole fleet or take a bunch of sterns to find a whole to tack in.
Set up at the committee boat and try and hold that spot.
Set up behind the committee boat bunch and try to be secon boat at the committee boat end.
If you haven't been sailing down the line on port just before the start, try that now.
If you end up with a second or third row start, then go back and read "June 10--Digging out of second row start".
My Name is Tillerman and I am an Aerobian
1 year ago