It takes more than great boat speed to win races.
You need 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:
– 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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Sailboat racing is complicated. Successful racing requires strategic planning, strong tactics, and a clear understanding of the rules (plus competitive boat speed). 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 4: Rules, Mark Rounding & Finishing Tactics & Rules
Session 4 of the North U Tactics Webinar will start with a review of the Right of Way Rules, Limiting Rules, and Mark Room Rules. From there we’ll apply the rules and explore in detail the rights, obligations, and tactics of windward and leeward mark and gate roundings as well as upwind and downiwnd finishing tactics and rules.
You’ll understand all the options for fast windward mark approaches, leeward mark and leeward gate tactics, and essential mark room and finishing rules.
This segment will include a variety of common scenarios and explore the rights and obligations of each boat as the situations evolve. You’ll leave with an understanding of the rules and the rationale behind them that will allow you to quickly assess any situation.
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 at a discount. (The book is not required for the Webinar.)
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.
- Right of Way Rules
- Limiting Rules
- Mark Room Rules
- Windward Marks
- Finishing Upwind
- Leeward Marks & Gates
- Finishing Downwind
- Conclusion: Priorities in a complex endeavor