18 - Improve Your Tacks
17- The View From The Top: Part 3 – Trimming The Main
Now you can finally tell when a tack is really good, or really terrible, and why. In this podcast we review the basics of raceQs' tacking data and discuss the primary goal of tacking: lose as little time as possible. We'll explain how you can measure your tacking angle and how slow you get.
Tacking is pretty the much the only thing in sailing that you have to do and that always slows the boat down. Learn to use raceQs' advance tacking analysis tools and improve all your tacks by checking how low your SOG and VMG get, what the optimal speed-build oversteering angle is, and how long your recovery is. A few days of practice and analysis, and you won't be afraid of a tacking duel any more.