Team Racing: When to Get Aggressive

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When should I overtake an opposition boat on a team sailing race?

Team Racing: When to Get Aggressive

Team racing requires that the crew think alike as often as possible. All of you need to keep your focus on upcoming marks even before you reach mark one. Also note the buoyroom between marks, as these are good opportunities to overtake opposition boats. Do not overtake an opposition boat if it is closely followed by another from its team (it's not worth your effort). Only make your move if the boat behind your competitor is one from your own team, and that team boat is not followed by another from the opposition. You want clear sailing for your maneuvers, and that requires a united front from your team.



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