It takes more than great boat speed to win races.
Success requires strong tactics and great boat speed. At a North U Tactics Webinar you’ll learn the essentials of Racing Strategy, Tactics, and Rules.
First things First: Get Great Starts!
Session 1 – Tuesday, April 7: Starts
7:00–9:00pm EDT (2300 GMT – 0100 GMT+1)
Session 2 – Thursday, April 9: Upwind
Session 3 – Tuesday, April 14: Downwind
Session 4 – Thursday, April 16: Rules, Mark Roundings & Finishing
All Sessions: 7:00–9:00pm EDT (2300 GMT – 0100 GMT+1)
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
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Sailboat racing is compicated. Successful racing requires strategic planning, strong tactics, and a clear understanding of the rules (along with 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 1: Starting Strategy & Tactics
Starts can be chaos. We provide a structure to help you make order out of the frenzy so you’ll get consistently good starts: at speed, on time, near the favored end, going the right way. In Starting Strategy you’ll learn how to decide where on the line to start and understand the advantages and disadvantages of the full array of Starting Approaches.
In Starting Tactics we teach how to execute your approach, how to create and defend your space, and how to get off the line with speed. As part of tactics we’ll explore the rules at starts. We’ll also share a collection of techniques for better down-speed boat handling and acceleration that make the tactics work.
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.)
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 1: Starting Strategy, Tactics, and Rules
- Intro: Strategy & Tactics
- Get Ready to Race
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- Where to Start
- Starting Tactics
- Time/ Speed/ Distance
- Positioning for Speed and Control
- Common Pitfalls
- Starting Rules