Your first two minutes of a race is arguably the most important. Good news is there are a few tricks that can make starting much easier. These tricks focus on executing a start that is low-risk and has a high-reward.
In this article, North Sails expert Mike Marshall talks us through a ten-boat start considering both low and high-risk situations. Executing a low-risk start isn’t going to mean that you are leading at every windward mark, but it will keep your options open, giving you a better chance of being at the front of the pack.