Starting

470s fighting to hold their lane off a Hyeres start
470s fighting to hold their lane off a Hyeres start

You know what it's like! Get a good start, even just a few centimetres better than the boats around you and before you know it those centimetres turn into metres and then hundreds of metres. Get it wrong by a few centimetres, and you're out the back door. Playing catch-up. Good starting requires practice, preparation, consistency, and a knowledge of when to be cautious and when to be daring. In this section, we'll take a deeper look at these things...



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Four Great Starting Strategies
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Quick Tips from Saskia Clark
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Start Line Samba in the 49er
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Starting on the 'B' of Bang!
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For a start, make a game plan!
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Iain Percy: How to Recover from a Bad Start
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Planning & Executing the Start, with Scott Nixon
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Ian Williams: Taking skills from match racing into fleet racing
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Calling the perfect start WITHOUT a transit
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Nik Pearson talks through his favourite technique for getting accurate transits and great starts
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Tailor your Starting Strategy to your Strengths & Weaknesses
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