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."


Joerg Diesch (GER)

Joerg Diesch, Friedrichshafen / Kiel
Successful German FD sailor, 1976 Olympic Champion

Joerg Diesch has been an active regatta sailor since 1965, and together with his brother Eckart as crewmember, was German champion multiple times in different classes in European and World Championships, as well as the 1976 Olympic champion in the flying Dutchman (Kingston). In 1986 they became world champions in this class*. The Diesch brothers come from a sailing family and were successful even as kids and juniors. Joerg Diesch completed medical school in 1978. Today, he lives in Kiel and has an orthopedic praxis; . Together with Hans-Georg Kauth, he wrote "Regattasegeln- Training, Technik, Taktik" (Regatta Sailing- Training, Techniques, Tactics) in which you can find many tips and tricks. Rohwohlt Taschenbuchverlag GmbH, ISBN 3 499 1 7046 9, August 1986. Source: *

Tactical Sailing was allowed to use his extensive experience, and presents some of his tactics on wind shifts beats and tactics to cover and protect the winning margin against an adversary.