North U Match Racing Playbook
4th Edition – 2017-2020
By Dave Perry
The Match Racing Playbook (70 pgs) distills the wisdom and insights of one of the world’s foremost match racers and match racing coaches. Dave Perry, 2x Congressional Cup Champion, 3x US National Match Racing Champion, America’s Cup and Olympic Match Racing Coach, has compiled the most complete and coherent guide to match racing tactics ever published.
You’ll get specific insights into the how’s and why’s of match racing, including pre-start dial ups and escapes, Houdinis, Lead/ Push attack and defense, Shift Right, Soft vs Hard Slams, Weather Mark Meets, Downwind Simos vs Cross-Overs, and penalty killing tricks. It is all here, plus pages of solo and pairs drills you can use to quickly improve your match racing skills.
The Playbook includes an addendum covering the Experimental Match Racing Rules and related changes in tactics.
Download the following PDF files for additional reference:
Basic Needs for Running a Match Race
Pre-Start Do’s and Don’t’s
Running Efficient Match Racing Events
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