8 - A Short Introduction to Leverage, Risk and Reward on the Upwind Leg

In this podcast, we expand the upwind race geometry series by talking about the ladder rungs, the rhumb line, and building leverage. With a clear picture of the risk/benefit tradeoff of various upwind strategies, sailors who understand the geometry can make the right call for any given conditions, as well as analyze poor performances with a better understanding of where the race went awry.





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