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Port Tack Start - risky but worth it?

Port tack start for Burling & Tuke

© Mick Anderson/ www.sailingpix.dk - a sensational port tack start by Burling & Tuke

“We went for a port tack start behind the fleet, but saw there was a chance of getting across the front," Blair Tuke told SailJuice at the 49er European Championships. A bold port tack start across the front of the fleet saw the Kiwi World Champions go on to win the race by a country mile. But it doesn't work all the time, and you have to pick your moment.

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