5 - Starting Strategies Episode Three - The Dinghy Start

This installment of the sailboat race starting series teaches you how to execute and avoid the pitfalls of the common dinghy race start. Also, get a quick tip on how to figure out which end of the starting line is favored.   The dinghy start only works for boats that have quick acceleration.  It's easy to execute, as it does not require the advanced sense of time and distance needed for most large boat starting techniques.   In fact, often times you can just park on the line next to an experienced competitor, and sheet in exactly when he does for a decent start.  It's also important to evaluate which end of the starting line is favored, and decide if it's worth it to battle it out for favored position. Sometimes, the favored end of the line is not my favorite place to start.   Watch this seven minute podcast to learn more. Show notes





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