Strategy and Tactic

Philipp and Julian Autenrieth: "The best tactic and strategy decide the outcome, while the boat and the conditions are more or less the same for everyone.  Whoever can make the best out of these conditions, wins."

 
 

Thomas Calafiore (ITA)

"Tactical Sailing" is a very simple method to explain tactics to children

Thomas: "I work as a coach for Opti in Italy, and after a first quick lesson with the children I noticed, that "Tactical Sailing" is a very simple method to explain tactics to children of about 10/11 years. Our staff tried just different methods, but it seems that your program may be the best. But I noticed just, that you should add a penalty in the "Game Against the Wind" when touching the marks.
I have to study the program and "Coach´s Toolbox", to prepare some good winter lessons for the experts and also beginners of racing.

The photos are taken at a workshop in our area (Zone X, Marche), Ancona. About 100 Opti sailors from 7 years upwards, from beginners to experts divided into three groups with the theme: "Speed".