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Series: Gearing Up for a Major Regatta

The Sperry Charleston Race Week is one of the first major regattas each spring and a great way to kick off your season. To help you get your head in the game before the big regatta, or whichever event is next on your calendar, we put together a series of our top tips and tricks.


HOW TO PRACTICE BEFORE THE BIG RACE

It’s important to squeeze in a couple of strategic practice hours before a regatta starts, especially if it’s one of the first of the season. Give yourself an advantage with Quantum expert Doug Stewart’s pre-regatta practice tips. Read more >>


WHAT EACH CREW POSITION WANTS YOU TO KNOW

While it’s important to master your position on the boat, it’s equally as important to understand what’s going on in other domains. This article is a guide to show how small improvements can make a big difference for your fellow crew. Read more >>


GETTING CLEAR IN BIG FLEETS

In large fleets, taking quick and decisive action can get you out of a bad-start jam. Ed Baird, former helmsman for Quantum Racing, discusses tips for getting clear in a big fleet. Read more >>


THE LOWDOWN ON THE 2017-2020 RACING RULES

International racing judge Tom Rinda and coach Ed Baird give us the lowdown on the updated racing rules. The duo also uses drone footage to illustrate commonly encountered situations on the racecourse and how to handle them. Read more >>


RECOVERING FROM AN OCS

You’re in the front row and looking good. Then there's another horn, the X flag and, you hear your sail number on the VHF. When you find yourself heading back to the line to restart, don't despair, there's a whole racecourse ahead to get back in the race. Read more >>


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