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."


Kay Niederfahrenhorst

The Real “Opponent” is the Wind

Kay Niederfahrenhorst(MYC): "Tactical Sailing makes the complexity of the wind for the regatta sport understandable for everyone in only a few hours. Many people think that the other boats determine success or failure in a regatta, but the real “enemy” is the wind, which never blows constantly.” Kay is an experienced and very successful sailor of Opti, 420, 470, 49er, Streamline H-boat and J/70 as helmsman. Kay and his crew startet for the Sailing Champions League as member of Munich Yacht Club (MYC).

Kay at helm in a J/70 at the Garman Sailing League
Team: Marc Anschütz, Fabian Wunderle, Maximilian Adami und Kay Niederfahrenhorst – at: Münchner Yacht-Club.

For Rookie, Amateure And Regatta Sailors

Kay: "I think that the program "Tactical Sailing and Coach's Toolbox" can be an absolute help for anyone, who wants to enter regatta sailing as a rookie or an amateure sailor."

Strategy and Tactic - Against the Wind

There is one thing we know for sure: the wind is constantly changing. With the Tactical Sailing games, tips and Toolbox ,we make the invisible monster “wind” visible through its direction and its strength. This way, it is easier to learn how to use its power to our advantage. The strategical and tactical possibility for using the wind are made very clear using the Toolbox. Strategy means: Making a plan about how we will act in order to reach our goal, having an overview about the wind relationships, showing wind formations, and alternatively taking into account possible actions to changes in sequence. Tactics means: In the concrete game or regatta situation, constantly testing if the goal is still attainable or not, and reacting immediately and spontaneously to expected situations or unpredictable changes. Strategy and tactics are closely connected and influence each other. For this reason, sailing is a tactical game against the wind.


Distance boat to boat
Wind shift 15°
Wind shift 345°