Tactics Webinar: Downwind

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Find More Wind! It takes more than great boat speed to win races. Victory requires strong tactics and great boat speed. At a North U Tactics Webinar you’ll learn the essentials of Racing Strategy, Tactics, and Rules.

Racing Tactics Webinar:
– Session 3: Downwind
Tuesday, April 14, 7:00–900 pm EDT
(2300 GMT – 0100 GMT+1)
– A Four Session Course lead by North U Director Bill Gladstone
– Sign up for single sessions or the full series
– Attend LIVE and Review the RECORDINGS for months
– Available On-Demand if you cannot attend live

Course Topics & Schedule
All Live Sessions 7:00 – 9:00 pm EDT (2300 GMT – 0100 GMT+1)
Session 1 – Tuesday, April 7: Starts
Session 2 – Thursday, April 9: Upwind
Session 3 – Tuesday, April 14: Downwind
Session 4 – Thursday, April 16: Rules, Roundings & Finishing

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It takes more than great boat speed to win races.
Victory requires strong tactics and great boat speed. At a North U Tactics Webinar you’ll learn the essentials of Racing Strategy, Tactics, and Rules. Find More Wind!

Racing Tactics Webinar:
– A Four Session Course lead by North U Director Bill Gladstone
– Sign up for single sessions or the full series
– Attend LIVE and Review the RECORDINGS for months
– Available On-Demand if you cannot attend live

Course Topics & Schedule
All Live Sessions 7:00 – 9:00 pm EDT (2300 GMT – 0100 GMT+1)
Session 1 – Tuesday, April 7: Starts
Session 2 – Thursday, April 9: Upwind
Session 3 – Tuesday, April 14: Downwind
Session 4 – Thursday, April 16: Rules, Mark Roundings & Finishing

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North U Risk Free Pre-Registration. Full refund if you cancel.

Championship Tactics
Sailboat racing is demanding. Successful racing requires strategic planning, strong tactics, and a clear understanding of the rules (plus competitive boat speed and great boat handling). The North U Tactics Webinar provides a framework to help make sense of the complex playing field on which we compete. We’ll help you and your team understand where to focus your attention to make the best decisions in an uncertain setting.

Session 3: Downwind Strategy & Tactics
In Session Three we turn downwind and explore reaching and running strategy and tactics. In the reaching segment you’ll learn proper strategy in various wind, wind shift, and current scenarios; and the tactical challenges of implementing strategy. We explore the tactical considerations of inside vs outside reaches as well as special considerations in mixed fleet and multiple fleet racing.
Then we explore Running Strategy and Tactics. We’ll show parallels to and critical differences from Upwind Strategy and Tactics. We’ll examine the dynamic changes to the size of our “playing field” and how to predict and take advantage of changing winds and wind shifts so you don’t end up “out of bounds.” We’ll learn nuanced techniques for finding elusive downwind wind shifts and also how to respond when you’re unsure of what the wind will do next. We’ll also explore (surprising insights on) how to position yourself to take advantage of current.

In fact, let’s get started. We’ve posted a couple of PDFs on Upwind and Downwind One-on-One Tactics. You can download them now from https://northu.com/downloads/.


North U Tactics Book
Written by Bill Gladstone, the North U Tactics Book takes you all the way around the course.
The seventh edition covers tactics, rules, weather, and strategy in 180 information-packed pages. The fast moving, easy to follow format is accessible to all readers. Rules are covered the way you use them – (ie upwind rules as part of upwind tactics). The content offers complete information for neophytes and insights which grab the attention of the saltiest dog. Quizzes and skill building sections show how to develop a race winning approach.

An essential part of any racing sailors library, you can add the Tactics Book to your registration. (The book is not required for the Webinar.)

Bill Gladstone
North U Director Bill Gladstone has been teaching sailing and racing for decades. The author of the North U Trim and Tactics books and creator of the North U Seminars and Webinars, graduates of Bill’s programs are racing and winning in fleets across the globe.

Tactics Course Topics

Session 3: Downwind Strategy & Tactics

  • Reaching Strategy & Tactics
  • Wind
  • Wind Shifts
  • Current
  • Its Just Tactics
  • Tight vs Broad
  • Outside vs Inside Reaches
  • Defend Your Air
  • Rule of Halves
  • Passing Lane?
  • Get Passed Lane?
  • Defend the Inside
  • The End Run
  • Reach or Run?
  • Running Strategy & Tactics
  • Wind, Wind, Wind Shifts
  • Find More Wind
  • Wind Shifts
  • Jibe on the Lifts
  • Find the Shifts
  • Current
  • Lead to the wind
  • Lead to the middle
  • Attack! Defend!

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Event Details

Start date: April 14, 2020

End date: April 14, 2020

Start time: 07:00 p.m.

End time: 09:00 p.m.

Email: fran.wainer@northu.com

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