Tactics Webinar: Upwind

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Hit the Shifts!
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:
– Session 2: Upwind Tactics!
Thursday, April 9, 7:00 – 9:00 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

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Hit the Shifts! 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.

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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Championship Tactics
Sailboat racing is complicated. Successful racing requires strategic planning, strong tactics, and a clear understanding of the rules (in addition to 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 2: Upwind Strategy & Tactics
You will learn the fundamentals of Upwind Strategy and how to predict and then take advantage of changing winds and wind shifts. We’ll also explore how to respond (on that rare occasion…) when you’re unsure of what the wind will do next. You’ll learn (surprising insights on) how to position yourself to take advantage of current. You’ll see the impact of wind shifts and how your positioning versus rivals can create opportunities to gain while minimizing potential losses. You’ll learn tactical positioning across the fleet, and how to attack and defend in one-on-one battles. You’ll see how the rules impact tactics and understand the risk/ reward ratios of tactical and strategic choices. You’ll also learn how to balance strategic and tactical considerations and how that balance changes up the beat and through the race. And hey, we’re not always in the lead: At North U we teach you how to catch up as well as how to stay ahead.

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.

Session 2: Upwind Strategy & Tactics

  • Upwind Strategy
  • Wind, Wind Shifts, and Current
  • Wind
  • Wind Shifts
  • Wind Shifts: None, one, many
  • Current
  • Upwind Tactics
  • Impacts of Shifts
  • Positioning for Shifts
  • Catching Up
  • Staying Ahead
  • Lead to the Shift
  • Lead to the Middle
  • Attack! Defend!

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Event Details

Start date: April 09, 2020

End date: April 09, 2020

Start time: 07:00 p.m.

End time: 09:00 p.m.

Email: fran.wainer@northu.com

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