Seminar: Downwind Strategy

by Max St-Maurice Published on

Take a peak at one of ISA’s seminars on downwind strategy – a perfect video to watch on those low wind days that will change the way you think about downwind sailing.

The seminar was filmed at the Gorge in Oregon in June 2017. Though you’ll hear some specific tips for the Gorge, you’ll learn how to identify and execute a solid downwind strategy for your next race. We go over downwind VMG in the Laser, course skew, wave skew, wind shifts and pressure and how to prioritize what will help you achieve the best gains.  We use real world examples of drone footage at the 2016 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics to demonstrate the concepts.

We use real world examples of drone footage at the 2016 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics to demonstrate the concepts.


Max St-Maurice

Able to swim before he could walk, Max has always been attracted to anything that involves being on or in water. When he's not overseeing ISA's Operations and Customer Service, you'll find him campaigning on MOD 70 Orion and competing at various maxi yacht events.