Team Race Starting
Starting in a team race is exceptionally challenging, and this is a great primer.
The except below is from “Team Racing Talk: Starting” [http://www.sail1design.com/airwaves-sailing-news/tactics-strategy/1065-trstart]
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A good rule of thumb is that if you are consistently starting poorly it’s usually because you are too early to the start line. The best fix is to cycle out at the 20 second time period by letting the trailing boat hook your leeward stern while you tack out and re-setup. The goal is to put the opponent in a position that is awkward and vulnerable in the last seconds to the start.