by Dave Perry, 4-time US National Champion:
The Prestart has three distinct sections:
1) The Entry and First Meeting (4:00 min to start to 2:45 or so)
2) The Middle Phase (2:45 or so – 1:30 or so)
3) The Final Approach (1:30 or so to 0:00)
I explain the tactics and strategies for each section in my Match Racing Playbook published by North U.
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