Re-tooling format to maximize participation:
There’s a revival of interest in point-to-point racing, using government marks or geographic landmarks to define the course. When compared to windward-leeward racing, the random-leg format offers a more casual atmosphere for boat owners less willing to invest in racing at a higher level.
Two such events are re-tooling their format even further in 2018 to maximize participation:
Lessons from the Champion:
Italians Diego Negri and Sergio Lambertenghi are perpetually on the podium, but this year they’ve been on a particular tear in the Star Class. George Szabo of Quantum Sails checked in with Diego for an update.
Any differences this year?
I just think I got more consistent about what I was doing in the past. That gave me a couple points’ advantage.