Starting is such a critical skill for success in sailing. To highlight the skills that are successful on the start line we have created a points scoring format at the 2013 SAP 49er European Championships to see if we can make some links between a good start and a good race finishing position.
Points will be awarded in 6 categories
- First mark round position
- Distance to the Line at the STart
- Winning the pin end
- Winning the committee boat end
- Having a lane 1 min after the start
- The port tack flyer!
The points will be awarded after the racing from the SAP analytics system every day and the winner of each day will then be given a green jersey for the next days sailing.