(The wind articles will continue next, but I just had to publish this, since it has been waiting very patiently.)
Don’t ask, don’t tell?
How do you learn to sail better or race faster? The same as “how do you get to Carnegie Hall”, right? “Practice, practice, practice”. Well, yeeeessss, but what about aski [...]
Ready to hear more about how race wind works? This time I’ll answer more of the questions I posed in my first article. So you don’t have to jump back and forth, I’ll repeat each question in bold before I give an answer. And for those who suffered flashbacks of high school math classes during my first article, let me reassu [...]
Several weeks ago a group of us were sitting around the table on the terrace of Nantucket Yacht Club, knocking back a few and talking about the wind. Jane Fossett asked, “do all boats in a given race feel the same variation of wind at the same time?” A simple question, yet a critical one, as the answer tells us whether winning r [...]