Thread: Formula Tack
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Old 9th September 2009, 01:16 PM   #8
Andreas T
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Of course you tack on a formula board! Otherwise you will be miles after on a race course. You need to tack at least once to get past the windward buoy, and if it is gusty with major wind shifts, you can gain a lot tacking at the rigth place. Sometimes it can be worth tacking to get clean air. The best formula racers can more or less keep the board planing through the tack. The tack is very similar to a normal short board tack. Sam Ireland made an excellent DVD called "Pro Secrets", in which many aspects of formula racing are described, including a chapter on tacking. You can also have a look at Guy Cribbs tech articles:

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